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Civil and Environmental Engineering: Find Facts & Formulas

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Handbooks provide a summary of a specific subject and frequently include data compilations and formulas. Handbooks are also a great place to look for  "quick facts" about a topic.

Handbooks at the Carnegie Mellon Library

Many handbooks in the library can be accessed online. Search the library catalog using keywords such as

mechanical engineering and handbooks



For more online handbooks, search Knovel, a full text, online collection of over 2,000 handbooks, data collections, and encyclopedias for science and engineering. This database includes over 100 items in the Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering category.

Online Resources

Matematical Constants - Compiled by Steven Finch, Research and Development Team, MathSoft, Inc.

MechEng Calculations

eFunda - A comprehensive suite of Online calculators created by eFunda. - An online resource of  engineering formulas, science formulas, math formulas, physics formulas, chemistry formulas, tables, glossary of terms

xCalcs -

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