Engineering and the Mind's Eye

ISBN-10: 026256078X
ISBN-13: 9780262560788
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Description: In this insightful and incisive essay, Eugene Ferguson demonstrates that good engineering is as much a matter of intuition and nonverbal thinking as of equations and computation. He argues that a system of engineering education that ignores  More...

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List price: $40.00
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/29/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

In this insightful and incisive essay, Eugene Ferguson demonstrates that good engineering is as much a matter of intuition and nonverbal thinking as of equations and computation. He argues that a system of engineering education that ignores nonverbal thinking will produce engineers who are dangerously ignorant of the many ways in which the real world differs from the mathematical models constructed in academic minds.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Nature of Engineering Design
The Mind's Eye
Origins of Modern Engineering
The Tools of Visualization
The Development and Dissemination of Engineering Knowledge
The Making of an Engineer
The Gap between Promise and Performance
Notes to Text
Notes to Figures
Index

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