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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sheet Metal 2009

Author : Bez Shirvani
ISBN : UCSD:31822037784808
Genre : Science
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Collections of peer-reviewed papers are always excellent sources of knowledge and new ideas for researchers working in both universities and industry. The present collection, in particular, provides interdisciplinary and international resources; thus encouraging the close cooperation of materials scientists, and manufacturing and computer engineers and promoting the diffusion of research results, and technology transfer, in all areas of Sheet Metal Processing and Characterization.The main focus of this special volume is on innovation in forming processes, high-strength materials and joining technologies. The 72 papers are grouped into chapters on: Hydroforming, Joining , Manufacturing Systems, Micro Technologies, Quality/Surface Conditioning, Tooling, Stamping, Tube-Forming, Incremental Forming, Modelling, Materials and Testing, Drawing, Bending, and Roll-Forming.The volume offers important and interesting insights into R&D issues concerning Sheet Metal Processing: indeed, all SheMet Proceedings provide a state-of-the-art guide to this dramatically important industrial field.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015058396683
Genre : United States
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Buckling Of Bars Plates And Shells

Author : Robert Millard Jones
ISBN : 9780978722302
Genre : Buckling (Mechanics)
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Engineering Practice In A Global Context

Author : Bill Williams
ISBN : 9781315879369
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This volume aims to provide the reader with a broad cross-section of empirical research being carried out into engineers at work. The chapters provide pointers to other relevant studies over recent decades – an important aspect, we believe, because this area has only recently begun to coalesce as a field of study and up to now relevant empirical research has tended to be published across a range of academic disciplines. This lack of readily available literature might explain why contemporary notions of engineering have drifted far from the realities of practice and are in urgent need of revision. The principal focus is on what empirical studies tell us about the social and technical aspects of engineering practice and the mutual interaction between the two. After a foreword by Gary Lee Downey, the research presented by the various chapter authors is based on empirical data from studies of engineers working in a variety of global settings that include Australia, Ireland, Portugal, South Asia, Switzerland, the UK and the US The following groups of readers are addressed: •researchers and students with an interest in engineering practice, •professional engineers, particularly those interested in research on engineering practice, •engineering educators, •people who employ, recruit or work with engineers. Providing a much clearer picture of engineering practice and its variations than has been available until now, the book is of interest to engineers and those who work with them. At the same time it provides invaluable resource material for educators who are aiming for more authentic learning experiences in their classrooms. Further information, visit the website Engineering Practice in a Global Context Online:

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