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Energy, Power, and Transportation Technology
provides a comprehensive study of the basic elements of energy, power, and transportation and how they affect the world in which we live. This textbook covers the resources, processes, and systems used in these industries. It discusses the progression of these technologies from their first use to current use, and it also includes information on potential future technologies.
·For maximum teaching and learning flexibility, chapter objectives are divided into Basic Concepts, Intermediate Concepts, and Advanced Concepts.·STEM Activities are provided at the end of each chapter to help students apply the concepts covered in that chapter.·Technology Links, STEM Connections, and Curricular Connections help broaden student knowledge of technology and connect chapter content with concepts in match, science, social studies, and language arts.·Career Connection features show related careers and include educational and salary information.·Workplace Skills features include information on finding a job and succeeding in a career.·Green Tech margin notes relate chapter content to environmental issues.
Includes a study guide for each chapter, as well as hands-on activities that may be completed in the classroom or as homework.
About the Author
Dr. Len S. Litowitz is a full professor in the Department of Industry and Technology at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as program coordinator for the technology education teacher preparation program. He has taught courses in energy, power, transportation, and automation technologies to students of various age levels for approximately 25 years. Dr. Litowitz has published and presented extensively in the field of technology education, served as a consultant to numerous school districts, and taught summer workshops at several colleges and universities throughout the country. Additionally, Dr. Litowitz has studied the Design and Technology curriculum in the United Kingdom and served terms on the Board of Directors for the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and the Technology Student Association (TSA). In 2002, he completed a term as President of the Technology Education Association of Pennsylvania (TEAP). Dr. Litowitz resides in Conestoga, Pennsylvania with his wife, Evanna Morris; daughter, Lindsay Rose; son, Evan; and cat, Jingle Bell.Dr. Ryan A. Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and an associate director of the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Illinois State University. He currently teaches courses for preservice teachers on topics such as instructional methods and assessment. Previously, he taught a variety of courses at the secondary level, including design processes, transportation systems, and fundamentals of engineering. Dr. Brown coauthored Exploring Design, Technology, & Engineering with Dr. R. Thomas Wright. He has also written titles in both the Humans Innovating Technology Series (HITS) and the Kids Inventing Technology Series (KITS) for ITEEA, as well as in the Activity! series for the Center for Implementing Technology in Education. Dr. Brown’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Ball State University and a doctorate degree from Indiana University. Dr. Brown; his wife, Heather; and his sons, Benjamin and Samuel, reside in Normal, Illinois.
Table of Contents
1 Energy, Power, and Transportation Technologies 2 An Introduction to Energy 3 Nonrenewable Sources of Energy 4 Nuclear Energy 5 Renewable and Inexhaustible Energy Sources 6 Solar Energy 7 An Introduction to Power 8 Electrical Power Systems 9 Mechanical Power Systems 10 Fluid Power Systems 11 Control Technology and Automation 12 Electronics 13 Energy and Power Conversion Devices 14 Small Gas Engines 15 An Introduction to Transportation Systems 16 An Introduction to Vehicular Systems 17 Land Transportation Systems 18 Land Vehicular Systems 19 Water Transportation Systems 20 Water Vehicular Systems 21 Air Transportation Systems 22 Air Vehicular Systems 23 Space Transportation Systems 24 Space Vehicular Systems 25 Intermodal Transportation and Vehicular Systems 26 Energy, Power, Transportation, and the Environment 27 Energy, Power, Transportation, and the Future