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Basic HVAC
This readily accessible online introductory resource was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, HVAC controls and equipment. Designed for electrical and HVAC apprentices learning about the subject in school, you will find the descriptive text and original diagrams easy to navigate through, while the question bank will help students review the subject matter covered in each section., Peer reviewed
Basic Motor Control
This readily accessible online resource was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, AC motors and their associated motor control equipment. Whether you are an electrical apprentice learning about the subject in school or a seasoned journeyperson installing equipment in the field, you will find it easy to navigate through the descriptive text, original diagrams, and explanatory videos to find the exact information you are looking for., Peer reviewed, Building skills and trades, Electrical power generation and distribution industries
A Brief Introduction to Engineering Computation with MATLAB
A Brief Introduction to Engineering Computation with MATLAB is specifically designed for students with no programming experience. However, students are expected to be proficient in First Year Mathematics and Sciences and access to good reference books are highly recommended. Students are assumed to have a working knowledge of the Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows operating systems. The strategic goal of the course and book is to provide learners with an appreciation for the role computation plays in solving engineering problems. MATLAB specific skills that students are expected to be proficient at are: write scripts to solve engineering problems including interpolation, numerical integration and regression analysis, plot graphs to visualize, analyze and present numerical data, and publish reports.
Cellular Internet of Things for Practitioners
This book describes the simplified architecture of an IoT network from the core functional perspective and then presents step-by-step procedures to establish a connection between the IoT device and platform. It practically shows how to connect a cellular IoT module to the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub using the LTE-M technology., Peer reviewed, Textbook
An Electrician's Guide to Single Phase Transformers
Being able to step voltages to a higher value and step voltages down to a lower value is one of the benefits of alternating current. This book will explain how this is possible through transformers with a focus on single phase., Textbook
Engineering Systems Dynamics Modelling, Simulation, and Design
This open education resource presents effective system modelling methods, including Lagrangian and bond graph, and the application of a relevant engineering software tool, 20-sim. The content is designed for engineering students and professionals in the field to support their understanding and application of these methods for modelling, simulation, and design of engineering systems. The text also includes videos showing selected worked-out examples., Peer reviewed
IoT Use Cases and Technologies
The phrase “Internet of Things" (IoT) alludes to the billions of physical devices connected to the Internet in order to exchange raw data and analyze the information. This book introduces the IoT use cases and technologies. It uses practical examples to demonstrate the effect of IoT and its potential to change our world, and it discusses the existing wired and wireless communication technologies that have enabled IoT. The book also includes multiple choice and review questions to support student learning and reflection., Peer reviewed, Textbook
Simulator Laboratory: Sim Labs for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator
The primary purpose of this project was to design and develop simulator lab worksheets (SIM LABS) that would be used as ancillary resources for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator (TPPS) courses. We have limited time to teach theory and we also have to offer practical skills to our students, so having as many SIM LABS as possible can bring those challenging concepts closer to our students and enhance their hands-on skills. We consider this project as a first step to writing a comprehensive open textbook in the future. Through this project we aimed to: •Involve our students in the creation of learning materials and increase their awareness of Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Education in general, •Create opportunities for collaboration: BCIT Marine Campus uses several simulators supplied by the same manufacturer as ours and the identical TPPS is utilized at Linnaeus University in Sweden. We hope this OER project will induce our colleagues here in Vancouver, B.C. and abroad to collaboration and consideration of OER in their teaching., Peer reviewed
Strength of Materials Supplement for Power Engineering
Applied Strength of Materials is a technical course in Power and Process Engineering program, second year. The course prepares the graduates for solving practical engineering problems; it also covers the topics needed for 2nd and 1st class Power Engineering certification exams. This work is designed to complement the Applied Strength of Materials open textbook written by Dr. Barry Dupen, Associate Professor at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. This open textbook covers all the topics required by the BCIT curriculum and Power Engineering certification exams. However, it does not include end of the chapter questions., Level 4.