The Mechanical Engineer's Handbook is a detailed, comprehensive, inexpensive, and portable guide created specifically as an essential companion for all engineers and students involved with mechanical design. The multidisciplinary nature of engineering requires a vast amount of information be available to the modern design engineer. Not all engineers and students have access to a complete library of up-to-date textbooks for all of the core subjects required. Although many large, encyclopedic, and expensive handbooks are available, they do not offer the concise tutorial nature of the leading textbooks and are inconvenient to use at a desktop or while traveling. Pocket guides and books of tables and formulae, while convenient and portable, lack the depth of analysis necessary to fully integrate theory and applications into the design process. The Mechanical Engineer's Handbook contains the fundamental laws, theories, formulas, examples, and definitions of all essential subject areas of mechanical engineering. Also included is in-depth coverage of controls and mathematics. The authoritative contributions are written by leading design experts in academia and industry, and have been carefully selected and edited for their usefulness to design engineers. This guide contains more than 550 illustrations, 26 tables, and hundreds of formulas and references.