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Covers the core subject areas of arithmetic, algebra, mensuration in 2D and 3D, trigonometry and geometry, graphs, calculus and statistics and probability for Marine Engineering students for the Merchant Navy OOW qualification.
Initial examples have been designed purely to practise mathematical technique and, once these skills have been mastered,
further examples focus on engineering situations where the appropriate skills may be utilised.
The practical questions are primarily from a marine engineering background but questions from other disciplines, such as electrical engineering, are also covered, and reference made to the use of advanced calculators where relevant.
NZ$130.00 + Delivery
The book covers the principal topics in applied mechanics for professional trainees studying Merchant Navy Marine Engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as the core syllabi in applied mechanics for undergraduates studying for BSc, BEng and MEng degrees in marine engineering, naval architecture and other marine technology related programmes.
The revised version takes into account the need of these students, recognising recent changes to the Merchant Navy syllabus and current pathways to a sea-going engineering career, including National diplomas, Higher National Diploma and degree courses.
Basic principles are dealt with, beginning at a fairly elemental stage, with this new edition applying the underlying principles to a shipping environment. Each chapter has fully worked examples interwoven into the text, with test examples set at the end of each chapter. Other revisions include examples reflecting modern machines and practice, current legislation and current syllabi.
NZ$120.00 + Delivery
This authoritative textbook covers the principal topics in thermodynamics for officer cadets studying Merchant Navy Marine Engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC)
as well as the core syllabi in thermodynamics for undergraduate students in marine engineering, naval architecture and other marine technology related programmes.
It covers the laws of thermodynamics and of perfect gases, their principles and application in a marine environment.
This new edition is fully updated to reflect the recent changes to the Merchant Navy syllabus and current pathways to a sea-going engineering career, including National Diplomas, Higher National Diploma and degree courses. This new content focuses on how the the formulae and calculations apply to the actual workplace.
NZ$120.00 + Delivery
This book covers the theoretical, fundamental aspects of naval architecture for students preparing for their MCA Engineer Officer exams. It introduces the basic foundation themes within naval architecture (hydrostatics, stability, resistance and powering), using worked examples to show how solutions should be presented for an exam.
This new edition has been structured, containing updated text and diagrams in line with modern practice and a new section on the mathematics required for the examinations. The book also includes sample examination questions with worked example answers to aid students in their learning.
NZ$85.00 + Delivery
This authoritative textbook covers ship construction techniques and methods for all classes of the Merchant Navy marine deck and engineering
Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as students studying for degrees and diplomas in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
It is complementary to Reeds Vol 4 (Naval Architecture) and Reeds Vol 8 (General Engineering Knowledge).
This fully revised edition recognises recent syllabus changes and current pathways to a sea-going engineering career, with the increased emphasis on academic content to be delivered by colleges and universities. The text has been updated and expanded to reflect recent developments in techniques and materials used, and related changes in ship design, including sample examination questions and worked example answers throughout.
NZ$110.00 + Delivery
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the basic theoretical work required by Marine Engineering Officers and Electrotechnical Officers (ETO's), putting into place key fundamental building blocks and topics in electrotechnology before progressing to more complex topics and electromagnetic systems.
Revisions of Volume 6 include a modern reworking of essential basic electrotechnology principles for the 21st century, including the fundamentals of electron theory, Ac and Dc current, circuits, electromagnetism and electrochemistry, providing a firm foundation for complementary Volume 7 in the Marine Engineering Series to discuss emergent technology such as image intensifiers, the transistor, increased maritime use of LEDs, and references to modern ship systems such as GPS, ECDIS, Radar and AIS.
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This book is a companion to Reeds Vol. 6: Basic Electrotechnology for Marine Engineers and covers aspects of theory beyond the scope of Volume 6. The book will cover the more advanced topics in electrotechnology for professional trainees studying Merchant Navy Marine Engineering Certificates of Competency (CoC) as well as the syllabi in electrotechnology for undergraduates studying for BSc, BEng and MEng degrees in marine engineering and electrical engineering.
The new (3rd) edition provides worked examples and test exam questions, corresponding to current Merchant Navy Qualifications. Other revisions include new material on emerging technology areas such as image intensifiers (photoelectric effect, secondary emission), thermal imaging cameras, radar, increased maritime use of LEDs, various semiconductor physics devices including the laser, as well as discussions of binary or digital theory.
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Developed to complement Reeds Vol 12: Motor Engineering Knowledge, this indispensable textbook is crucial for all marine engineering officer cadets from around the world currently studying for thier flag state examinations.
This revised edition has been extensively updated to include the latest information about equipment, practices and trends in marine engineering, as well as continuing to incorporate changes outlined in the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments, particularly relating to management. Accessibly written and clearly illustrated, this book takes into account the varying needs of students studying 'general' marine engineering. Recognising recent changes to the Merchant Navy syllabus and current pathways to a sea-going engineering career, including National Diplomas, Higher National Diploma and degree courses, covering flag state requirements.
NZ$130.00 + delivery.
This book was compiled to assist students studying for the Department of Trade Engineering Drawing examination for a First and Second Class Certificate of Competency. It will also benefit anyone studying for the Engineering Knowledge paper in Part B of the exam.
The DoT requirements differ from standard drawing office practice. In order to determine the engineering knowledge of a candidate, a general assembly drawing is required. Details of the drawing are given in the form of dimensioned pictorial views of the individual components for an item of marine engineering machinery. The candidate's skill as a draughtsman is judged from his attempt at the drawing. It is expected that the particular piece of machinery could be manufactured from the drawing, which necessitates inserting dimensions on a general assembly drawing - a practice not common elsewhere.
NZ$95.00 + delivery.
An authoritative guide to modern equipment found in merchant ships focusing on 'motor' propulsion for marine engineers.
Developed to compliment Volume 8 (General Engineering Knowledge), this indispensable book comprehensively covers the knowledge required for Motor Engineering flag state examinations.
Starting with the theoretical and practical thermodynamic operating cycles, the book is structured to give a description of the engines and individual components used to extract heat energy from fossil fuels and achieve high levels of engine efficiency. This revised edition covers the issues of safety, emissions and environmental impact, including the potential effects of new electronic control systems, fuel injection, efficient turbocharging hybrid systems and waste heat recovery
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This indispensible guide to ship stability covers topics such as flotation and buoyancy, small angle, large angle and longitudinal stability,
water density effects, bilging, ship resistance, and advanced hydrostatics.
Each chapter has a comprehensive list of aims and objectives at the start of the topic, followed by a check-list at the end of
the topic for students to ensure that they have developed all the relevant skills before moving onto the next topic area.
The book features over 170 worked examples with fully explained solutions, enabling students to work through the examples to build up their knowledge and develop the necessary key skills. The worked examples, which range in difficulty from very simple one-step solutions to SQA standard exam questions and above, are predominantly based on a hypothetical ship, with the reader supplied with extracts from a typical data book for the ship which replicates those found on real ships, enabling the reader to develop and practise real-life skills.
NZ$130.00 + delivery.
Large passenger ships now carry as many electrical officers as marine engineers, and electrical propulsion is now in common use by LNG carriers, small parcel tankers, oil tankers, ferries, offshore support, the navy, fleet auxiliary, cable layers and cruise ships. A number of shipping companies now award the Chief Electro Technical Officer the equivalent rank to the ship's master and Chief Engineer. These developments have resulted in the establishment of a Foundation Degree programme for Electro Technical Officers and the current development of full degree programmes. As such, a targeted textbook for students on the subject is required.
This book is written in clear, accessible language, so as to be of use to all students and particularly those for whom English isn't their first language.
Technical drawings and diagrams are used throughout and each chapter is accompanied by example examination questions.
NZ$95.00 + delivery.