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Engineering Problem Solving

Author : Milton C. Shaw
ISBN : 9780815517047
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Engineering, at its origins, was a profession of problem solving. The classic text, Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences by Galileo Galilei is revisited in this ambitious and comprehensive book by Milton Shaw. In-depth discussions of passages from the Galileo text emphasize the ""mind set"" of engineering, specifically the roles played by experimentation and dialog in analysis and creativity. In the epilogue, the author points out that engineering students are usually exposed to two types of faculty. The first type is mathematically oriented and mostly interested in analytical solutions. The second type is interested in devising and experimenting with innovative solutions. However, since many talented graduates move directly into teaching instead of gaining real world experience, an imbalance of analytical teaching has occurred. Shaw points out through an example by Dr. Dave Lineback that learning to solve practical engineering problems is a very important part of an engineer's education, but is often denied due to expense and time and effort required. This book fills in many of the gaps in engineering education by showing students, and professionals, the historical background of problem solving. Among those who will find this book particularly useful are engineers working in cross-disciplinary capacities, such as mechanical engineers working with electrical engineering concepts or polymeric materials, engineers preparing for professional engineering exams, mid-career engineers looking to broaden their problem-solving skills, and students looking for help growing their skills.

Systems Thinking

Author : Piero Mella
ISBN : 9788847025653
Genre : Business & Economics
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The core belief underlying this book is that the most useful and effective models to strengthen our intelligence are system ones, developed following the logic of Systems Thinking. Such models can explore complexity, dynamics, and change, and it is the author’s view that intelligence depends on the ability to construct models of this nature. The book is designed to allow the reader not only to acquire simple information on Systems Thinking but above all to gradually learn the logic and techniques that make this way of thinking an instrument for the improvement of intelligence. In order to aid the learning and practice of the Systems Thinking discipline, the author has abandoned a rigid formal language for a more discursive style. He writes in the first person, with an ample number of citations and critical analyses, and without ever giving in to the temptation to use formal mathematics.

Management For Engineers Technologists And Scientists

Author : Wilhelm Nel
ISBN : 0702171611
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Addressing the specific needs of engineers, scientists, and technicians, this reference introduces engineering students to the basics of marketing, human resource management, employment relations, personnel management, and financial management. This guide will help engineering students develop a sense for business and prepare them for the commercial and administrative dealings with customers, suppliers, contractors, accountants, and managers.

Handbook Of Research On Engineering Education In A Global Context

Author : Smirnova, Elena V.
ISBN : 9781522533962
Genre : Education
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Engineering education methods and standards are important features of engineering programs that should be carefully designed both to provide students and stakeholders with valuable, active, integrated learning experiences, and to provide a vehicle for assessing program outcomes. With the driving force of the globalization of the engineering profession, standards should be developed for mutual recognition of engineering education across the world, but it is proving difficult to achieve. The Handbook of Research on Engineering Education in a Global Context provides innovative insights into the importance of quality training and preparation for engineering students. It explores the common and current problems encountered in areas such as quality and standards, management information systems, innovation and enhanced learning technologies in education, as well as the challenges of employability, entrepreneurship, and diversity. This publication is vital reference source for science and engineering educators, engineering professionals, and educational administrators interested in topics centered on the education of students in the field of engineering.

Memorial Tributes

Author : National Academy of Engineering
ISBN : 9780309126403
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This series contains short biographies of deceased members of the National Academy of Engineering.

New Optimization Techniques In Engineering

Author : Godfrey C. Onwubolu
ISBN : 354020167X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Presently, general-purpose optimization techniques such as Simulated Annealing, and Genetic Algorithms, have become standard optimization techniques. Concerted research efforts have been made recently in order to invent novel optimization techniques for solving real life problems, which have the attributes of memory update and population-based search solutions. The book describes a variety of these novel optimization techniques which in most cases outperform the standard optimization techniques in many application areas. New Optimization Techniques in Engineering reports applications and results of the novel optimization techniques considering a multitude of practical problems in the different engineering disciplines – presenting both the background of the subject area and the techniques for solving the problems.

Fundamentals Of Engineering Thermodynamics

Author : Michael J. Moran
ISBN : 0471076813
Genre : Science
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Presents a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of the subject from the classical perspective to offer a problem-solving methodology that encourages systematic thinking. Noted for its treatment of the second law, this text clearly presents both theory and application. The presentation of chemical availability has been extended by a cutting- edge discussion of standard chemical availability. Design applications and problems have been updated to include economic considerations. Environmental topics have also been expanded and updated. The new version of Interactive Thermodynamics (IT) is a powerful windows-based software program that now includes equation-solver, printing, graphing, data retrival and simulation capabilities.

Gasturbinen Handbuch

Author : Meherwan P. Boyce
ISBN : 9783642598418
Genre : Science
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Dieses amerikanische Standardwerk wurde vom Übersetzer angepaßt auf die deutschen Verhältnisse. Es bietet wertvolle Informationen für Installation, Betrieb und Wartung, technische Details der Auslegung, Kennzahlen und vieles mehr.

Optimization In Engineering

Author : Ramteen Sioshansi
ISBN : 9783319567693
Genre : Mathematics
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This textbook covers the fundamentals of optimization, including linear, mixed-integer linear, nonlinear, and dynamic optimization techniques, with a clear engineering focus. It carefully describes classical optimization models and algorithms using an engineering problem-solving perspective, and emphasizes modeling issues using many real-world examples related to a variety of application areas. Providing an appropriate blend of practical applications and optimization theory makes the text useful to both practitioners and students, and gives the reader a good sense of the power of optimization and the potential difficulties in applying optimization to modeling real-world systems. The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate-level teaching in industrial engineering and other engineering specialties. It is also of use to industry practitioners, due to the inclusion of real-world applications, opening the door to advanced courses on both modeling and algorithm development within the industrial engineering and operations research fields.

Buckling Of Bars Plates And Shells

Author : Robert Millard Jones
ISBN : 9780978722302
Genre : Buckling (Mechanics)
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