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Welding For Dummies

Published 12-21-2021

<p><b>Every critical welding technique and process distilled into a&nbsp;one-stop, accessible resource&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Safe and effective welding&nbsp;might seem like&nbsp;a pipe dream if you&rsquo;re just getting started. But with a little help from&nbsp;<i>Welding For Dummies</i>&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll be&nbsp;a&nbsp;&ldquo;golden arm&rdquo;&nbsp;in no time.&nbsp;This guide will&nbsp;give you techniques you need to get a handle on material evaluation, clean-up, and every step in between.&nbsp;</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll find practical advice on every popular kind of welding, including stick, tig, mig, fluxcore, and even oxyfuel cutting. You&rsquo;ll also get tips on the ideal welding techniques to choose for specific projects.&nbsp;The book shows you how to:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Find&nbsp;the required training for welding certifications&nbsp;</li> <li>Use brand-new welding technologies, including laser techniques&nbsp;</li> <li>Practice critical welding techniques you can use in your own hobby shop&nbsp;while staying safe&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Whether you&rsquo;re looking for some help&nbsp;to further your do-it-yourself projects at home or&nbsp;you&rsquo;re just getting started with a traditional welding educational program and you need a&nbsp;useful&nbsp;supplementary&nbsp;resource,&nbsp;<i>Welding For Dummies</i>&nbsp;is an irreplaceable reference&nbsp;that&nbsp;helps make a challenging trade accessible to everyone.&nbsp;</p>

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Programming Interviews For Dummies

Published 10-15-2019

<p><b>Get ready for interview success</b></p> <p>Programming jobs are on the rise, and the field is predicted to keep growing, fast. Landing one of these lucrative and rewarding jobs requires more than just being a good programmer. <i>Programming Interviews For Dummies </i>explains the skills and knowledge you need to ace the programming interview.</p> <p>Interviews for software development jobs and other programming positions are unique. Not only must candidates demonstrate technical savvy, they must also show that they&rsquo;re equipped to be a productive member of programming teams and ready to start solving problems from day one. This book demystifies both sides of the process, offering tips and techniques to help candidates and interviewers alike.</p> <ul> <li>Prepare for the most common interview questions</li> <li>Understand what employers are looking for</li> <li>Develop the skills to impress non-technical interviewers</li> <li>Learn how to assess candidates for programming roles</li> <li>Prove that you (or your new hires) can be productive from day one</li> </ul> <p><i>Programming Interviews For Dummies</i> gives readers a clear view of both sides of the process, so prospective coders and interviewers alike will learn to ace the interview.</p>

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Fabricating For Dummies

Published 06-13-2018

<p><b>Work your way to fabricating success</b></p> <p>People have been hammering metal into shields, cookware, and ceremonial headdresses for centuries, and fabrication continues to be a popular and growing industry today. <i>Fabricating For Dummies</i> provides you with all the information you need to begin learning about metalworking, or fill any gaps in your existing knowledge in order to advance your career.</p> <p>Simply put, there's little out there for light reading on manufacturing. What's available is often quite expensive, so boring it puts you to sleep, or filled with so much technical gobbledygook that one's eyes glaze over within a few pages. This book offers a much-needed alternative, cutting through the jargon and getting right to the heart of what you need to know to take your fab skills to fabulous new heights.</p> <ul> <li>Get a glimpse of the day in the life of a fab worker</li> <li>Discover the different alloys, shapes, and sizes of sheet metal</li> <li>Understand welding and joining processes</li> <li>Master the use of press brakes, stamping presses, and turret punches</li> </ul> Whether you want to get your feet wet with waterjets, laser cutters, or hi-definition plasma cutters, there&rsquo;s something for you inside this hands-on book!

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Machining For Dummies

Published 11-06-2017

<b>Start a successful career in machining</b> <p>Metalworking is an exciting field that's currently experiencing a shortage of qualified machinists&#8212;and there's no time like the present to capitalize on the recent surge in manufacturing and production opportunities. Covering everything from lathe operation to actual CNC programming, <i>Machining For Dummies</i> provides you with everything it takes to make a career for yourself as a skilled machinist. <p>Written by an expert offering real-world advice based on experience in the industry, this hands-on guide begins with basic topics like tools, work holding, and ancillary equipment, then goes into drilling, milling, turning, and other necessary metalworking processes. You'll also learn about robotics and new developments in machining technology that are driving the future of manufacturing and the machining market. <ul> <li>Be profitable in today's competitive manufacturing environment</li> <li>Set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled and mechanically controlled machines</li> <li>Produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools</li> <li>Become a part of an industry that's experiencing steady growth</li> </ul> <p>Manufacturing is the backbone of America, and this no-nonsense guide will provide you with valuable information to help you get a foot in the door as a machinist.

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Signals and Systems For Dummies

Published 06-04-2013

<b>Getting mixed signals in your signals&#160;and systems course?</b> <p>The concepts covered in a typical signals&#160;and systems course are often considered by engineering students to be some of the most difficult to master. Thankfully, <i>Signals &amp; Systems For Dummies</i> is your intuitive guide to this tricky course, walking you step-by-step through some of the more complex theories and mathematical formulas in a way that is easy to understand.</p> <p>From Laplace Transforms to Fourier Analyses, <i>Signals &amp; Systems For Dummies</i> explains in plain English the difficult concepts that can trip you up. Perfect as a study aid or to complement your classroom texts, this friendly,&#160;hands-on guide makes it easy to&#160;figure out&#160;the fundamentals of signal and system analysis.</p> <ul> <li>Serves as a useful tool for electrical and computer engineering students looking to grasp signal and system analysis</li> <li>Provides&#160;helpful explanations of complex concepts and techniques related to signals and systems</li> <li>Includes worked-through examples of real-world applications using Python, an open-source software tool, as well as a custom function module written for the book</li> <li>Brings you up-to-speed on the concepts and formulas you need to know</li> </ul> <p><i>Signals &amp; Systems For Dummies</i> is your ticket to scoring high in your introductory signals&#160;and systems course.</p>

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Mechanics of Materials For Dummies

Published 07-12-2011

<b>Your ticket to excelling in mechanics of materials</b> <p>With roots in physics and mathematics, engineering mechanics is the basis of all the mechanical sciences: civil engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and aeronautical and aerospace engineering.</p> <p>Tracking a typical undergraduate course, <i>Mechanics of Materials For Dummies</i> gives you a thorough introduction to this foundational subject. You'll get clear, plain-English explanations of all the topics covered, including principles of equilibrium, geometric compatibility, and material behavior; stress and its relation to force and movement; strain and its relation to displacement; elasticity and plasticity; fatigue and fracture; failure modes; application to simple engineering structures, and more.</p> <ul> <li>Tracks to a course that is a prerequisite for most engineering majors</li> <li>Covers key mechanics concepts, summaries of useful equations, and helpful tips</li> </ul> <p>From geometric principles to solving complex equations, <i>Mechanics of Materials For Dummies</i> is an invaluable resource for engineering students!</p>

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Statics For Dummies

Published 09-07-2010

<b>The fast and easy way to ace your statics course</b> <p>Does the study of statics stress you out? Does just the thought of mechanics make you rigid? Thanks to this book, you can find balance in the study of this often-intimidating subject and ace even the most challenging university-level courses.</p> <p><i>Statics For Dummies</i> gives you easy-to-follow, plain-English explanations for everything you need to grasp the study of statics. You'll get a thorough introduction to this foundational branch of engineering and easy-to-follow coverage of solving problems involving forces on bodies at rest; vector algebra; force systems; equivalent force systems; distributed forces; internal forces; principles of equilibrium; applications to trusses, frames, and beams; and friction.</p> <ul> <li>Offers a comprehensible introduction to statics</li> <li>Covers all the major topics you'll encounter in university-level courses</li> <li>Plain-English guidance help you grasp even the most confusing concepts</li> </ul> <p>If you're currently enrolled in a statics course and looking for a friendlier way to get a handle on the subject, <i>Statics For Dummies</i> has you covered.</p>

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Technical Math For Dummies

Published 07-13-2010

<i>Technical Math For Dummies</i> is your one-stop, hands-on guide to acing the math courses you&#8217;ll encounter as you work toward getting your degree, certification, or&#160;license in the skilled trades. <p>You&#8217;ll get easy-to-follow, plain-English guidance on mathematical formulas and methods that professionals use every day in the automotive, health, construction, licensed trades, maintenance, and other trades. You&#8217;ll learn how to apply concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and their formulas related to occupational areas of study. Plus, you&#8217;ll find out how to perform basic arithmetic operations and solve word problems as they&#8217;re applied to specific trades.</p> <ul> <li>Maps to a course commonly required by vocational schools, community and technical college, or for certification in the skilled trades</li> <li>Covers the basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry</li> <li>Helps professionals keep pace with job demands</li> </ul> <p>Whether you&#8217;re a student currently enrolled in a program or a professional who is already in the work force, <i>Technical Math For Dummies</i> gives you everything you need to improve your math skills and get ahead of the pack.</p>

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