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Engineering and the mind's eye

Author: Eugene S Ferguson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene S Ferguson
ISBN: 0262061473 9780262061476 026256078X 9780262560788
OCLC Number: 25008295
Description: xiv, 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Eugene S. Ferguson.

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Discusses the nature of engineering design and traces the development of visual and other nonverbal thinking, offering examples of how engineers and other technologists have used such strategies  Read more...

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Like many a 'little book' by a master, the reader will find it overflowing with ideas and insights. It is a book that will reward many rereadings."- Henry Petroski, Duke University

 
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