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Engineering—An Endless Frontier

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674019782

Publication Date: 03/15/2006

Short

352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

23 line illustrations, 7 tables

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  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Technology Takes Off
    • 2.1 From Practical Art to Technology
    • 2.2 Construction Becomes Mathematical
    • 2.3 Experimenting with Machines
    • 2.4 Science and Chemical Industries
    • 2.5 Power and Communication
  • 3. Engineering for Information
    • 3.1 From Microelectronics to Nanotechnology
    • 3.2 Computer Hardware and Software
    • 3.3 Wireless, Satellites, and the Internet
  • 4. Engineering in Society
    • 4.1 Social Ascent and Images of Engineers
    • 4.2 Partnership in Research and Development
    • 4.3 Contributions to Sectors of the Economy
  • 5. Innovation by Design
    • 5.1 Inventive Thinking in Negative Feedback
    • 5.2 Design Processes in Systems Engineering
    • 5.3 "Working Together" in Aircraft Development
    • 5.4 From Onboard Computers to Door Hinges
  • 6. Sciences of Useful Systems
    • 6.1 Mathematics in Engineering and Science
    • 6.2 Information and Control Theories
    • 6.3 Wind Tunnels and Internet Simulation
    • 6.4 Integrative Materials Engineering
    • 6.5 Biological Engineering Frontiers
  • 7. Leaders Who Are Engineers
    • 7.1 Business Leaders in the Car Industry
    • 7.2 Public Policies and Nuclear Power
    • 7.3 Managing Technological Risks
  • Appendix A. Statistical Profiles of Engineers
  • Appendix B. U.S. Research and Development
  • Notes
  • Index

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