Mechanical engineering is the branch of engineering mainly concerned with the design, manufacture, installation, and operation of engines, machines, and manufacturing processes. This engineering field requires an understanding of core concepts, including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, material science, and structural analysis.
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