Engineering represents an ordered activity of creative design andinventive manufacture of ingenious devices. Its practitioners havethereby stimulated individuals, enlivened communities, enrichedcivilizations, and contributed to the shaping of cultures. The authors of this innovative text develop a systematic framework forengineering in time, making extensive use of adaptive heterogeneousprogressions. When combined with considerations of feedback, feedforward, recursion, and branching, an evolving and comprehensivecharacterization of engineering becomes evident. It is in thisblending of chronology, emerging theory, and professional practicethat engineering finds its foundational role in innovative design, device reliability, intellectual property, technology risks, publicsafety, professional ethics, material accounting, and other recurringthemes relevant to contemporary engineering. Engineering clearlyemerges as a complex and increasingly important professioMedieval. Engineering. (-500CE-agt;. -l400). Societal. Promotion. of. Devices. 4.I Fragmented Landscape Following the decline of the Roman military authority throughout Europe and the Mediterranean basin, traditionally dated to the late 400sanbsp;...
|Title||:||Engineering in Time|
|Author||:||A. A. Harms, B. W. Baetz, Rudi Volti|
|Publisher||:||Imperial College Press - 2004-01-01|