Environmental Engineering Dictionary of Technical Terms and Phrases: English to Tamil and Tamil to English

Environmental Engineering Dictionary of Technical Terms and Phrases

Francis J. Hopcroft, Shivani Kumar, Barur Rajeshkumar and Subbiah Murugesan

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Engineering, both in education and in practice, has increasingly become a global enterprise. And although English is, and remains, the lingua franca of the engineering and scientific world; engineering is still taught and practiced in the local languages of world. But there really is no reliable source for translating the often arcane and specialized use of words, and concepts, in engineering from one language to another.

This book will launch a series of dictionaries to address that problem. This volume will offer a Tamil-English bilingual dictionary. The objective of each of these books is to provide a Technical Term Reference manual for non-English speaking students and engineers, who, for this book, are familiar with Tamil, but uncomfortable with English. And it will provide a similar reference for English speaking students and engineers working in an area of the world where the Tamil language predominates.

The topic areas will include all areas and sub-disciplines within the Environmental Engineering sub-discipline of Civil Engineering. There are terms from structural engineering, environmental engineering, hydraulics, environmental economics, environmental chemistry, physics, and meteorology, among others. Students and professionals alike will find these books to be immensely useful and unlike any other dictionary or online translator currently available.

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Francis J. Hopcroft

Francis Hopcroft

Francis J. Hopcroft has been teaching civil and environmental engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, since January 1994. He has written several books on various topics such as hazardous waste management, wastewater treatment, and engineering economics. He served as the collection editor for the Environmental Engineering Collection at Momentum Press since 2013 and has published or reviewed dozens of professional papers, articles, and presentations.

Shivani Kumar

Shivani Kumar is a Civil Engineering student at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, studying under Prof. Hopcroft. Ms. Kumar is a US citizen of Indian extraction who grew up speaking several languages, including the Tamil language. She was hand-picked and selected by Prof. Hopcroft to assist with the Tamil translations due to her exceptional engineering and language skills.