ISBN-10:
026256078X
ISBN-13:
9780262560788
Pub. Date:
03/29/1994
Publisher:
MIT Press
Engineering and the Mind's Eye / Edition 1

Engineering and the Mind's Eye / Edition 1

by Eugene S. Ferguson
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262560788
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 03/29/1994
Series: The MIT Press
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Eugene Ferguson is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Delaware.

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Henry Petroski

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.

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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.

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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.

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Steven Lubar

A sophisticated, thoughtful, and provocative analysis of thenature of engineering.

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