Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers: Theory, Concepts, and Practice. Ralph M. Ford, Chris S. Coulston

Design for Electrical and Computer Engineers: Theory, Concepts, and Practice. Ralph M. Ford, Chris S. Coulston

by Ralph M. Ford

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071263474
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents


The Engineering Design Process     1
The Engineering Design Process     3
The Engineering Design Process     4
The World-Class Engineer     11
Book Overview     11
Summary and Further Reading     14
Problems     15
Project Selection and Needs Identification     17
Engineering Design Projects     18
Sources of Project Ideas     19
Project Feasibility and Selection Criteria     20
Needs Identification     23
The Research Survey     27
Needs and Objectives Statements     30
Project Application: The Problem Statement     32
Summary and Further Reading     33
Problems     33
The Requirements Specification     35
Overview of the Requirements Setting Process     36
Engineering Requirements     37
Developing the Requirements Specification     49
Requirements Case Studies     51
Advanced Requirements Analysis     57
Project Application: The Requirements Specification     61
Summary and Further Reading     62
Problems     62
Concept Generation and Evaluation     65
Creativity     66
Concept Generation     71
Concept Evaluation     74
Project Application: Concept Generation and Evaluation     80
Summary and Further Reading     81
Problems     81
Design Tools     85
System Design I: Functional Decomposition     87
Bottom-Up and Top-Down Design     88
Functional Decomposition     89
Guidance     90
Application: Electronics Design     91
Application: Digital Design     95
Application: Software Design     98
Application: Thermometer Design     100
Coupling and Cohesion     105
Project Application: The Functional Design     107
Summary and Further Reading     107
Problems     108
System Design II: Behavior Models     111
Models     112
State Diagrams     113
Flowcharts     115
Data Flow Diagrams     116
Entity Relationship Diagrams     119
The Unified Modeling Language     121
Project Application: Selecting Models     128
Summary and Further Reading     129
Problems      130
Testing     135
Testing Principles     135
Constructing Tests     140
Case Study: Security Robot Design     146
Guidance     151
Summary and Further Reading     152
Problems     153
System Reliability     155
Probability Theory Review     156
Reliability Prediction     161
System Reliability     172
Summary and Further Reading     177
Problems     177
Professional Skills     181
Teams and Teamwork     183
What Is a Team?     184
Models of Team Development     185
Characteristics of Real Teams     187
Project Application: Team Process Guidelines     192
Summary and Further Reading     193
Problems     194
Project Management     195
The Work Breakdown Structure     196
Network Diagrams     199
Gantt Charts     202
Cost Estimation     203
The Project Manager     207
Guidance     207
Project Application: The Project Plan     209
Summary and Further Reading      209
Problems     210
Ethical and Legal Issues     213
Ethical Theory in a Nutshell     214
The IEEE Code of Ethics     216
Intellectual Property and Legal Issues     217
Handling Ethical Dilemmas     224
Case Study Analysis     226
Project Application: Incorporating Ethics in the Design Process     228
Summary and Further Reading     230
Problems     230
Oral Presentations     235
How People Evaluate Presentations     236
Preparing the Presentation     237
Project Application: Design Presentations     240
Summary and Further Reading     243
Appendices
Glossary     245
Decision Making with Analytical Hierarchy Process     255
Applying AHP for Car Selection     256
Hierarchical Decision Criteria     260
Summary and Further Reading     262
Component Failure Rate Data     265
Environmental Use     265
Analog Components: Resistors and Capacitors     267
Microelectronic Devices     270
Manufacturer Data Sheets     281
1N4001 Rectifier Diode     282
2N3904 NPN Transistor      283
CD4001 Quad 2-Input NOR Gate     285
LM741 Operational Amplifier     288
Design Project Case Study     291
References     311
Index     317

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