The Eide text has been a best seller in the introductory/freshman engineering market since it came out in 1979. It has always been known for its reliable and principles-based focus. In this edition, careful updating of the homework problems along with an earlier treatment of design will make this a favorite again. Even in a course area that increasingly requires a variety of module books as well as broad unifying texts, this title is always considered for the first engineering course. For those instructors who do want Eide's fundamentals approach but desire a shorter text to complement other application specific texts, McGraw-Hill offers the "BEST" version of this text as well. Please see Eide's Introduction to Engineering Design and Problem Solving, 2nd edition, from the "BEST" series.