Engineering -- an endless frontier
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. Written for general readers, Engineering An Endless Frontier explains in simple terms and lively examples how engineers create technologies.  It presents a broad picture of modern engineering: its history, scientific rationality, technological achievements, business involvements, and social responsibilities  
     
   
 

Contents

 
  1. Introduction
2. Technology takes off

     2.1  From practical arts 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.  Engineers 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 computer 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
 
     
   
 
  Engineering --
an Endless Frontier

Sunny Y Auyang
Harvard University Press

2004
ISBN 0-674-01978-4
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$18.95
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ISBN 0-674-01332-8
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362 pages
23 line illustrations
7 tables