Chemistry in Engineering

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Chemistry in Today's Engineering

In today's society chemistry is greatly involved in the world of engineering. Whether it is aerospace, mechanical, environmental or other engineering fields the makeup of substances is always a key factor which must be known. Engineering today has morphed from only dealing with the physical aspect of the field into the theory behind the field. All engineering fields have unique bonds with the chemistry world. We will discuss many of these bonds in the pages to come.

Being the most interesting field of engineering, and the fact that it's my major we will talk about Aerospace Engineering first. Aerospace was devised so that we could further our knowledge in the field of aviation and space flight. When the Wright brothers designed their first fixed winged aircraft they had to understand the concepts of lift, drag, and thrust. Aerospace engineering deals in depth with these three concepts and more. With Boeing and other companies now producing aircraft as large and bigger than 747's the engineers must find ways to make the planes lighter and more efficient as they become enormous. New alloys and metal compositions must be discovered and new forms of engi

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