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Design Concepts for Engineers,9780130813695

Design Concepts for Engineers

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9780130813695

ISBN10:
0130813699
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Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

ESource Prentice Hall' s Engineering Source provides a comprehensive, customizable introductory engineering and computing library. Featuring over 25 modules and growing, ESource allows professors to fully customize their textbooks through the ESource website. Professors are not only able to pick and choose complete modules, but also custom-build a freshman engineering text that matches their content needs and course organization exactly!

Table of Contents

About ESource v
About the Authors ix
What Is Engineering?
1(19)
The Many Fields of Engineering
2(7)
Engineering Professional Organizations
9(4)
The Engineer: Central to Project Management
13(3)
Engineering: A Set of Skills
16(4)
What Is Design?
20(31)
Use of the Word Design
21(1)
The Difference Between Analysis, Reproduction, and Design
21(2)
Good Design Versus Bad Design
23(4)
The Design Cycle
27(4)
A Design Example
31(20)
Engineering Design Tools
51(41)
Teamwork as a Design Tool
51(3)
Brainstorming
54(11)
Documentation: The Importance of Keeping Careful Records
65(8)
Estimation as an Engineering Design Tool
73(10)
Prototyping and Breadboarding: Project Management
83(9)
The Computer as Part of the Design Solution
92(29)
When Are Computers Really Necessary?
93(1)
The Computer as an Analysis Tool
93(8)
Spreadsheets and Data Bases
101(4)
Graphical Programming
105(1)
The World Wide Web
106(2)
Real-Time Computer Control
108(1)
Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog Conversion
109(12)
The Human--Machine Interface
121(19)
How People Interact with Machines
122(1)
Ergonomics
122(1)
Cognition
123(1)
Examples of Good and Bad Human--Machine Interfaces
124(16)
The Role of Failure in Engineering Design
140(14)
How Engineers Learn from Mistakes
140(2)
Classic Design Failures: Case Studies
142(12)
Effective Communication
154(31)
The Importance of Good Oral and Written Communication
155(1)
Preparing for Informal Meetings and Conferences
155(2)
Preparing for a Formal Presentation
157(5)
Writing Electronic Mail, Letters, and Memoranda
162(8)
Writing Technical Reports, Proposals, and Journal Articles
170(1)
Preparing an Instruction Manual
171(6)
Strategy for Producing Good Technical Documents
177(8)
Epilogue: The Day of the Peak Performance Design Competition 185(5)
Index 190


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