Hsu's textbook is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of MEMS and micro systems for engineering students. The author provides the background information needed to understand micro technologies, including solid mechanics, physics, and materials. Design and manufacturing aspects of MEMS are covered extensively; and the author chooses examples and applications from a variety of areas, including telecommunications, biomedical device design, manufacturing systems, mechanical systems and aerospace applications. Packaging aspects are also discussed, in the context of MEMS design and manufacture. Key features Comprehensive view of MEMS and Micro Systems and their current applications. Appropriate for any engineering major needing to learn about MEMS. Wouldn't it best for students to get information on MEMS from one book rather than from a compilation? Review sections cover all needed background topics, such as measurement & units, solid mechanics for micro systems, thermal and heat transfer topics, and overview of electronic materials. Makes the book appropriate for all engineering majors; they can review the background concepts they may not have gotten in previous majors courses. Do students interested in this area come from a variety of disciplines? Strong coverage of the design aspects associated with MEMS. The book is not just descriptive in nature--it shows how engineers work to design MEMS components and how they design micro systems. The book contains numerous worked-out examples, and extensive chapter-ending problems. Don't you agree that cuting edge topics need to be organized appropriately for teaching situations in order for students to learn the material? Students need pedagogical features to help them learn; and professors need good problems to assign as homework or as test items.


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PublisherMcGraw Hill
Publish YearJanuary 2002