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How to Invent : a Text for Teachers and Students

Author: B Edward Shlesinger
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1987.
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Men and women, young and old, frequently say to me "What we need is 'a-watcha-ma-call-it', why don't you work on it?" or "I've got an idea, you ought to think about it", or "The problem with this thing is-, why can't you invent something to solve it?" When people find that I am an inventor they somehow feel that I have the only set of keys which opens all doors. Not so! This book should provide a set for everyone.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B Edward Shlesinger
ISBN: 9781468413939 1468413937
OCLC Number: 851837356
Description: 1 online resource (139 pages)
Contents: 1 / Introduction --
2 / Identification --
'The Problem' --
How to Find a Need and Develop a Solution --
3 / Foundation --
History and Classification as a Guide to New Ideas --
4 / Data --
What Is It? --
5 / Data --
Why Does It Exist? --
6 / Data --
Functions, Principles and use --
7 / Imagination --
Concept Definition --
8 / Imagination --
Combination and Substitution --
9 / Imagination --
Addition, Deletion and Rearrangement --
10 / Imagination --
Physical Force and Effect --
11 / Limitations --
The Conditions Imposed on Development --
12 / Miscellaneous Aids in Inventing --
13 / Summary of Invention Steps --
14 / The History of Inventions in the United States --
15 / Protecting the Invention --
Addendum: About the Author.
Responsibility: by B. Edward Shlesinger.

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Men and women, young and old, frequently say to me "What we need is 'a-watcha-ma-call-it', why don't you work on it?" or "I've got an idea, you ought to think about it", or "The problem with this thing is-, why can't you invent something to solve it?" When people find that I am an inventor they somehow feel that I have the only set of keys which opens all doors. Not so! This book should provide a set for everyone. Each one of us has latent inventive ability, but most do not realize this because they imagine a few gifted people are inventive. Only after years of inventing did I realize that there is no great mystery involved and that anyone can invent if he or she follows a checklist until all the possibilities are ex hausted. My longtime desire has been to present to teachers and students everywhere, and at every level of education, a sim ple, practical, and methodical approach to invention and so increase manifold the ordinary person's creative ability. This book realizes that dream.

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