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Macmillan Education UK
Surveying for Engineers / Edition 5

Surveying for Engineers / Edition 5

by John Uren, Bill PriceJohn Uren


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The fifth edition of this classic textbook sets out the essential techniques needed for a solid grounding in the surveying.

The popular and trusted textbook covers the traditional topics such as levelling, measurement of angles, measuring distances, and how to carry out traversing and compute coordinates, as well as the latest technological advances. It is packed with clear illustrations, exercises and worked examples, making it both a comprehensive study aid for students and a reliable reference tool for practitioners.

This text is aimed at students studying surveying as either part of a civil engineering, building or construction course or as a separate discipline. It is also useful for students who undertake surveying as an elective subject and is a useful resource for practising surveyors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230221574
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 03/17/2010
Edition description: 5th ed. 2010
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x (d)

About the Author

JOHN UREN is Senior Lecturer in Surveying in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds, UK.

BILLPRICEwas until recently Principal Lecturer in Surveying in the School of Environment and Technology at the University of Brighton, UK.

Both authors have written several books and contribute frequently to journals associated with land and engineering surveying.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Levelling.- Angle Measurement.- Distance Measurement: Taping.- Total Stations.- Traversing and Coordinate Calculations.- Global Positioning System.- GPS Coordinates and Transformations.- Measurements, Errors and Specifications.- Detail Surveying and Plotting.- Setting Out.- Circular Curves.- Transition Curves.- Vertical Curves.- Earthwork Quantities.- Appendix.- Solutions.

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