Introduction to Engineering Technology, Fifth Edition, explains the responsibilities of technicians and technologists in the dynamic world of engineering. The basic tools of engineering technology are identified and explained, including problem solving, calculator skills, conversion of units, geometry, computer skills, and technical reporting. The text has been used to develop curricula for introductory engineering technology courses in the United States and abroad. Important mathematical concepts are presented in a moderately paced manner so that they can be easily learned. The presentation is also designed to motivate the learner to acquire more sophisticated skills in algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. Most important, this popular text helps students to understand the broad spectrum of today's technologies, preparing them for their technical courses to follow. Many changes and updates have been made to this new edition. Chapters 8 and 9 have been extensively revised to reflect current computer trends and to provide information on networking and the use of the Internet. Web search problems have been added to all chapters to foster the integration of technology and to provide the most current information available. Financial problem solving has been added to the problem-solving section of Chapter 3. Additional problems have been added to each chapter to help reinforce the concepts presented and to help learners master the skills presented. Features and topics in the text include: Current employment and salary information The importance of teamwork, maintaining a positive attitude, and sound problem-solving techniques How to prepare for interviewing The benefits of cooperative education How to purchase and use today's calculators and personal computers Recommended steps to prepare for oral and written reporting New technological advances in telecommunications, robotics, optical systems, and materials Content reflecting the importance of understanding and protecting the environment Worked-out examples and numerous practical, applied problems to enhance student understandingPond, Robert J. is the author of 'Introduction to Engineering Technology' with ISBN 9780130310385 and ISBN 0130310387.