44 General Engineering

All Things Flow: Fluid Mechanics for the Natural Sciences

The textbook covers fundamentals of basic flow processes, emphasizing on vortices, waves and hydraulic jumps.

Includes: homework exercises.

May suit: ENGR 361.

Basics of Fluid Mechanics

The textbook describes the fundamentals of fluid mechanics phenomena for engineers and others.

Includes: examples and questions.

May suit: ENGR 361.

Calculus Volume 1

This OpenStax textbook covers functions, limits, derivatives, and integration.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, exercises, solutions.

May suit: ENGR 233.

Calculus Volume 2

This OpenStax textbook covers integration, differential equations, sequences and series, and parametric equations and polar coordinates.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, exercises, solutions.

May suit: ENGR 233

Calculus Volume 3

This OpenStax textbook covers parametric equations and polar coordinates, vectors, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and second-order differential equations.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, exercises, solutions.

May suit: ENGR 233

Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems

This textbook is written for students in science, engineering, and mathematics who have completed calculus through partial differentiation.

Includes: exercises, LaTex source code.

May suit: ENGR 311.

Introduction to Linear, Time-Invariant, Dynamic Systems for Students of Engineering

The textbook covers the dynamic behavior of physical systems, with some emphasis on simple mechanical and electrical systems representative of or analogous to those often encountered in aerospace and mechanical engineering.

Includes: homework problems.

May suit: ENGR 243.

Introduction to Probability

The textbook is intended for use in a standard one-term course, in which both discrete and continuous probability is covered.

Includes: exercises and solutions.

May suit: ENGR 371.

Introduction to Probability, Statistics and Random Processes

This textbook is intended for undergraduate and first-year graduate-level courses in probability, statistics, and random processes.

Includes: exercises, solutions, code.

May suit: ENGR 371.


This is a calculus-based open textbook meant for the first semester of a first year survey course taken by engineering and physical science majors. It has a traditional order of topics whereby force is discussed before energy.

Includes: instructor resources (learning evaluation, learning logs), student resources (tutorials, problems and solutions).

May suit: ENGR 244.

Notes on Diffy Qs: Differential Equations for Engineers

This textbook is designed for a one-semester first course on differential equations, aimed at engineering students.

Includes: exercises and solutions.

May suit: ENGR 213.

Numerical Methods with Applications

The textbook is written primarily for engineering and science undergraduates taking a course in Numerical Methods.  Its treatment of numerical methods is based on a holistic approach and short chapters.

Includes: PowerPoint slides, worksheets, applications, questions.

May suit: ENGR 391.

Project Management

This textbook covers the basics of project management, including the process of initiation, planning, execution, control, and closeout.

Includes: PowerPoint slides, questions, audio files.

May suit: ENGR 301.

Project Management from Simple to Complex

The textbook is written in collaboration by an expert in Project Management and an expert in writing instructional textbooks. It explores project management in a complex, virtual, and global environment.

Includes: essay questions, discussions, exercises.

May suit: ENGR 301.

Responsible Innovation: Ethics, Safety and Technology

Based on a MOOC on responsible innovation, this textbook provides a framework to reflect on the ethics and risks of new technologies.

Includes: case studies, questions, web lectures.

May suit: ENCS 393.

This text has been positively-reviewed and is intended for both a broad-based introductory class on sustainability and as a supplement to specialist courses with a dimension on sustainability in their areas of study. As sustainability is a multidisciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is written by a recognized expert in the field.

May suit: ENGR 202. 

Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order

Written by three engineering instructors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this textbook emphasizes on the connections between the various stages and practices of technical project management.

Includes: practical tips.

May suit: ENGR 301.

Technical Writing

The textbook offers students of technical writing an introduction to the processes and products involved in professional, workplace, and technical writing.

May suit: ENCS 282. 

Technical Writing Essentials

The textbook is designed to introduce readers to the basics of professional communications in technical fields: audience and task analysis in workplace contexts, clear and concise communications style, effective document design, teamwork and collaboration, and fundamental research skills.

May suit: ENCS 282. 

Open Technical Writing: An Open-Access Text for Instruction in Technical and Professional Writing

The textbook presents technical writing as an approach to researching and carrying out writing that centers on technical subject matter.

May suit: ENCS 282. 

Vector Calculus

This is a textbook on elementary multivariable calculus, designed for students who have completed courses in single-variable calculus. These topics are covered: basic vector algebra; lines, planes and surfaces; vector-valued functions; functions of 2 or 3 variables; partial derivatives; optimization; multiple integrals; line and surface integrals. The book also includes discussion of numerical methods: Newton’s method for optimization, and the Monte Carlo method for evaluating multiple integrals.

Includes: exercises, solutions, applications, LaTex source code.

May suit: ENGR 233. 

Writing for Success

This textbook provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

Includes: exercises, examples of essays.

May suit: ENCS 272. 



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