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Systems engineering tools.

Author: Harold Chestnut
Publisher: New York, Wiley [1965]
Series: Wiley series on systems engineering and analysis.
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Chestnut, Harold.
Systems engineering tools.
New York, Wiley [1965]
(OCoLC)596791971
Online version:
Chestnut, Harold.
Systems engineering tools.
New York, Wiley [1965]
(OCoLC)620635760
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Chestnut
ISBN: 0471154466 9780471154464
OCLC Number: 561841
Description: xiv, 646 pages illustrations 24 cm.
Series Title: Wiley series on systems engineering and analysis.

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1. Systems Engineering in Industry Introduction; The Process of Engineering Systems and the Operation of a System Itself; What is Systems Engineering?; Concepts of Systems Engineering; Approach Used in Solving Systems engineering Problems; Typical Examples of Large-Scale Systems; Conclulsions 2. Energy-Material-Information Introduction; energy; Materials; Information; Examples of Energy-Materials-Information Interdependency; Generalized Energy, Time, and Control Trade-Off Considerations for a Simple Position Control; Weight and Cost Trends as a Function of Horsepower for Motor Controls; Conclusions 3. Modeling and Simulation Introduction; What is Meant by Modeling and Simulation; What Models Are Used for Systems Engineering; How Does One Go About Modeling?; Simulation and Models; Influence of Model and Simulation on Results; Conclusion 4. Computing Introduction; Function of Computing; Computational Capabilities Required; Analog Computation and Analog Computers; Use of an Analog Computer; Digital Computation and Digital Computers; Use of a Digital Computer; system functions Benefiting from Computation and Data Handling; Concluding Comments on Computing 5. Control Introduction; Accuracy; Dynamics; Fast, Intermediate, and Slow Loops; Stability of Linear Systems; Comparison of Transient and Steady-State Response Characteristics; Methods of Analyzing Nonlinear Systems; Adaptive Control Techniques; Conclusion 6. Probability and Statistics Introduction; Basic Probability Theory; Random Variables and Their Associated Probability Distributions; Averages and Variances; Drawing Statistical Inferences from Engineering Data; Conclusions and Guide to Furhter Study 7. Signals and Noise Introduction; Basic Concepts of Signals, Noise, and Information; Different Types of Continuous Signals; Noise in the Time and Frequency Domains; Example of Signal Error and Noise Trade-Off; Long-Distance Transmission of Signals; Different Types of Discrete Signals; An Example of Noise in Discrete Systems; Other Interesting Signal and Noise Problems; Conclusions 8. Optimizing Introduction; Various Kinds of Processes to Which Optimization is Applicable; Various Methods of Performing Optimization; Linear Programming; Hill-Climbing (Gradient) Methods for Nonlinear Programming; Dynamic Optimization; Applications of Optimization; Conclusions 9. Tolerances, Variations, and Disturbances Introduction; Tolerances, or the Effect of Parameter Errors; Monte Carlo Methods; Variations of Parameters with Manufacture, Degradation, and System Mission; System Disturbances; D-C Power Supplies as a Source of System Disturbances; Electromagnetic Interference; Conclusions 10. Engineering an Information-Handling system Introduction; Description of the System; Modeling of a Nationwide Data Network System; Energy, Materials, and Information; Control; Computing; Other Systems Tools; Conclusion Bibliography Problems Index

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