This book is also available through the Introductory Engineering Custom Publishing System. If you are interested in creating a course-pack that includes chapters from this book, you can get further information by calling 212-850-6272 or sending email inquiries to engineerjwiley.com. Examines the roots of engineering through its modern development. Describes functions and career paths for various branches of engineering, professional responsibilities, ethics, purpose and importance of engineering societies. Discusses engineering design methods along with techniques commonly used to solve problems. Provides recommended procedures for handling engineering data. Includes two case studies, one of which deals with the circumstances and events leading to the space shuttle Challenger accident.
A textbook introducing engineering as a general subject--not concerned with the math and techniques of the discipline. For beginning college and advanced secondary school students. Lots of money for a small paperback with few typesetting complications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
History of Engineering.
Definition of Engineering.
The Engineer as a Professional.
Learning and Creative Thought.
The Engineering Approach to Problem Solving.
A Case Study--Atlanta's Freedom Parkway Project.
A Case Study--The Space Shuttle Challenger Accident.