Introduction to Mechatronic Design Author : J. Edward Carryer Publisher : Pearson College Division Total Pages : 782 Release : 2011 ISBN 10 : 0131433563 ISBN 13 : 9780131433564 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Introduction to Mechatronic Design Book Description: Mechatronics, the multidisciplinary field that combines mechanical, electrical, and software elements is at work all around us, though often hidden. It would be hard to find an example in our everyday lives with a higher density of mechatronic systems than the modern automobile. Mechatronic systems control the fuel delivery, spark timing, valve timing, throttle position, transmission and, in some cases, the batteries and electric motors in the powertrains of almost every automobile in production today. Mechatronics has also made possible the airbags, stability control and anti-lock brakes that have made today's cars safer than those of the past. Mechatronic systems, and the designers who create them, deserve credit for making modern automobiles the highest performing, most energy efficient and safest ever.