What Engineers Know and How They Know It: Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History

What Engineers Know and How They Know It: Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History

by Walter G. Vincenti
     
 

"The biggest contribution of Vincenti's splendidly crafted book may well be that it offers us a believably human image of the engineer." — Technology Review.

Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology.

Merritt Roe Smith, Series Editor.See more details below

Overview

"The biggest contribution of Vincenti's splendidly crafted book may well be that it offers us a believably human image of the engineer." — Technology Review.

Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology.

Merritt Roe Smith, Series Editor.

Editorial Reviews

American Scientist

'Must' reading for all thoughtful engineers and historians of technology, and even for those physical scientists who wonder why engineers frequently act and think differently than do basic scientists.

Technology Review

The biggest contribution of Vincenti's splendidly crafted book may well be that it offers us a believably human image of the engineer.

Techology Review

The biggest contribution of Vincenti's splendidly crafted book may well be that it offers us a believably human image of the engineer.

Booknews
Focusing on his own field of aeronautical engineering, Vincenti (emeritus, Stanford) examines five case studies of design-oriented problems and their consequences, and then presents a model to help explain the growth of engineering knowledge. He contributes to the emerging view of engineering knowledge as an epistemological species different from applied science and initiates the nonspecialist to how engineers think. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801845888
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Series:
Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology Series, #11
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,006,680
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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