Real-World Engineering: A Guide to Achieving Career Success / Edition 1

Real-World Engineering: A Guide to Achieving Career Success / Edition 1

by Lawrence J. Kamm
     
 

Real-World Engineering A Guide to Achieving Career Success Lawrence J. Kamm In whatever field of engineering you practice, Real-World Engineering will help you cultivate your natural abilities, adapt to on-the-job pressure, cope with people problems, broaden your knowledge base, and, above all, plan a genuinely rewarding—and successful—engineering career.

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Real-World Engineering A Guide to Achieving Career Success Lawrence J. Kamm In whatever field of engineering you practice, Real-World Engineering will help you cultivate your natural abilities, adapt to on-the-job pressure, cope with people problems, broaden your knowledge base, and, above all, plan a genuinely rewarding—and successful—engineering career. The development of qualitative skills necessary for surviving, and excelling, in the world of engineering is the focus of this book. Throughout the book, real-world examples, taken from the author’s own career, depict both the best and the worst in on-the-job decision-making. Drawing on more than 45 years’ experience as a professional engineer and entrepreneur, Lawrence J. Kamm shows aspiring and practicing engineers how to be successful by

  • producing the best designs possible
  • causing proposed designs to be accepted and used
  • becoming well rewarded in money, position, and job security
  • achieving career fulfillment
IEEE Order Number: PP0273-3 Also of Interest Units and Conversion Charts A Handbook for Engineers and Scientists by Theodore Wildi, Professor Emeritus of Laval University IEEE Order Number: PP0267-5 ISBN 0-87942-273-4 1991 Softcover 96 pp Conversions can be a pleasure and not a chore when you put this handy reference to work. It contains 62 charts—covering virtually every field of scientific endeavor—which are based on values published by the foremost authoritative sources, such as ANSI, ISO, and the IEEE. Conversion factors are presented in a particularly lucid way, with effective use of color and graphics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879422790
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/15/1991
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.INNOVATION AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN.

Quantitative Design and Qualitative Design.

Inventing.

PEOPLE PROBLEMS.

The Politics of Design.

Persuasion: The Golden Art.

Your Ethics.

Your Career.

Efficient Use of Your Time.

Coexisting with Accountants.

YOUR KNOWLEDGE BASE.

Technical Knowledge.

Consultants.

Libraries and Museums.

Your Company.

Your Market.

Your Competition.

TOPICS IN DESIGN ENGINEERING.

Simplicity.

Iteration and Convergence to Final Design.

Some Short Essays in Engineering Philosophy.

Prediction as a Design Process.

Specifications, Codes, Standards, Contracts, Laws, and theLaw.

The Pervasive Parameter: Money.

Quantity Effects on Design.

Reliability and Maintenance.

Models and Experiments.

Improving Existing Designs.

Design Objectives.

Entrepreneuring.

Designing for Automation.

The Theory of Design.

The Human Interface.

Approximations.

Minimum Constraint Design (MCD).

Design for Packaging and Shipping.

Nonengineering Design.

Index.

About the Author.

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