OverviewShigley's Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text directs them into familiarity with the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications. This edition maintains the well-designed approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years. McGraw-Hill's Connect, is available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the instructor to assign homework, quizzes and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work.