What Engineers Know and How They Know It: Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)

What Engineers Know and How They Know It: Analytical Studies from Aeronautical History (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)

by WalterG.Vincenti (Author)

Synopsis

To solve their design problems, engineers draw on a vast body of knowledge about how things work. Examining previously unstudied historical cases, this author shows how engineering knowledge is obtained and presents a model to help explain the growth of such knowledge.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Edition: New edition
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Published: 01 Feb 1993

ISBN 10: 0801845882
ISBN 13: 9780801845888

Media Reviews
'Must' reading for all thoughtful engineers and historians of technology, and even for those physical scientists who wonder why engineers frequently act and think differently than do basic scientists. * American Scientist *
The biggest contribution of Vincenti's splendidly crafted book may well be that it offers us a believably human image of the engineer. * Technology Review *
The biggest contribution of Vincenti's splendidly crafted book may well be that it offers us a believably human image of the engineer. * Techology Review *