Getting It Right R and D Methods for Science and Engineering

ISBN-10: 0121088529
ISBN-13: 9780121088521
Edition: 2001
Authors: Peter Bock
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 8/29/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 406
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.376

Intended for the professional engineer, scientist and student, this text covers the analysis of project problems, requirements, & objectives, the use of standard & consistent terminology & procedures, & the design of rigorous & reproducible experiments.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Biographies
Introduction
Research and Development
Motivation
Background
RandD Problems
Primary Objective
Process and Preparation
The Methodology
Tools and Resources
Project Organization
The Project Hierarchy
Bottoms Up
Top-Down Project Planning
The Project Task
Task Domain
Task Objective
Task Unit
Task Resources
Inducers
Sensors
Supervisor
Channels
Knowledge
Task Method
Task Range
Knowledge Representation
An Epistemological Journey
Categories and Types of Knowledge
Speculative Knowledge
Presumptive Knowledge
Stipulative Knowledge
Conclusive Knowledge
Roles of Knowledge Propositions
Governing Propositions
Factors
Range Knowledge
Limits of Knowledge
Accuracy and Error
Uncertainty
Parametric Estimates of Uncertainty
Geometric Estimates of the Uncertainty of Measurements
Propagation of Uncertainty
Precision
Ascertaining the Precision Limit
Setting the Precision of Results and Conclusions
Knowledge, Truth, and Humility
The Scientific Method
Overview
History of the Scientific Method
The Modern Scientific Method
Iterative Execution
Recursive Execution
Analysis
Describe Problem
Set Performance Criteria
Investigate Related Work
State Objective
Hypothesis
Specify Solution
Set Goals
Define Factors
Postulate Performance Metrics
Synthesis
Implement Solution
Design Experiments
Experiment Laboratory
Block Design
Data Management
Conduct Experiments
Reduce Results
Validation
Compute Performance
Draw Conclusions
Prepare Documentation
Primary Project Documentation
Secondary Project Documentation
Solicit Peer Review
Appendices
Bibliography
Glossary
Tips
Summaries and Guidelines
Case-Study Figures and Tables
Sample Experiment Protocol
An Algorithm for Discovery
Index

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