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Basic Mechanical Engineering, 2e, 2nd Edition by Pravin Kumar

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Preface to the Second Edition

It is my great pleasure to present the second edition of the Basic Mechanical Engineering textbook after the much praised first edition of the book. Due to continuous change in the curriculum of the engineering education, it becomes necessary to modify the contents of the book as per the requirements of the universities. After the first edition, it has been observed that few topics of the book are not much relevant for the first year engineering students, for example, Chapter 13—Lifting Machines and Chapter 23—Unconventional Machining Processes and therefore, these two chapters are removed from the second edition of the book.

Also, in the second edition, several topics have been added. Global warming and biofuels ...

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