Strategies for Creative Problem Solving

ISBN-10: 013309166X

ISBN-13: 9780133091663

Edition: 3rd 2014

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Description: To succeed, engineers and other technology professionals need more than technical and scientific knowledge: they also need problem-solving “street smarts.” For 20 years,Strategies for Creating Problem Solvinghas helped thousands of them gain these skills. Now, award-winning authors and pioneering engineering educators H. Scott Fogler and Steven E. LeBlanc have updated their classic guide to make it even more relevant and effective. Strategies for Creating Problem Solving, Third Editionoffers a complete framework for strengthening and honing creative problem-solving skills in any technical discipline. It teaches practitioners and students how to:Encounter an ill-defined challenge and systematically identify the “real” problemGenerate, compare, choose, and implement solutionsEvaluate success, failure, and opportunities for improvementIt introduces a proven problem-solving algorithm by presenting a series of graduated exercises intended to familiarize, reinforce, challenge, and stretch readers’ creativity throughout the entire problem-solving process. This edition’s many improvements include:Expanded, revised and updated examples throughout, including new Fermi examplesNew material on making the case for changeTighter linkages between problem-solving techniques and real-world applicationsEven more opportunities to practice, strengthen, and deepen critical thinking and creativity skillsThe first edition of this book earned ASEE’s 1996 Meriam-Wiley Distinguished Author Award. Twice revised since,it’s now more focused and useful than ever.

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Book details

List price: $59.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 10/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Preface
About the Authors
Problem-Solving Strategies: Why Bother?
The Characteristics, Attitudes, and Environment Necessary for Effective Problem Solving
Skills Necessary for Effective Problem Solving
First Steps
Problem Definition
Breaking Down the Barriers to Generating Ideas
Generating Solutions
Deciding the Course of Action
Implementing the Solution
Evaluation
Troubleshooting
Putting It All Together
Index
The following additional material will be available on the book's companion website (www.engin.umich.edu/scps)
McMaster's Five-Point Strategy
Experimental Projects
Plotting Data
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