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By Sunny Y. AUYANG

Genetic engineering, nanotechnology, astrophysics, particle physics: we are living in an engineered global, one the place the differences among technological know-how and engineering, expertise and learn, are speedy disappearing. This booklet indicates how, on the sunrise of the twenty-first century, the ambitions of normal scientists--to realize what used to be now not known--and that of engineers--to create what didn't exist--are present process an extraordinary convergence.

Sunny Y. Auyang levels broadly in demonstrating that engineering this present day is not just a collaborator with technology yet its equivalent. In concise debts of the emergence of business laboratories and chemical and electric engineering, and in whirlwind histories of the computer instruments and car industries and the increase of nuclear strength and knowledge expertise, her ebook offers a extensive photograph of contemporary engineering: its historical past, constitution, technological achievements, and social duties; its relation to traditional technological know-how, enterprise management, and public rules. Auyang makes use of case stories akin to the improvement of the F-117A Nighthawk and Boeing 777 plane, in addition to the studies of engineer-scientists reminiscent of Oliver Heaviside, engineer-entrepreneurs equivalent to Henry Ford and invoice Gates, and engineer-managers resembling Alfred Sloan and Jack Welch to provide readers a transparent feel of engineering's crucial function sooner or later of clinical learn.

Table of Contents:


1. Introduction

2 . expertise Takes Off
2.1 From useful artwork to Technology
2.2 development turns into Mathematical
2.3 Experimenting with Machines
2.4 technological know-how and Chemical Industries
2.5 strength and conversation

3. Engineering for Information
3.1 From Microelectronics to Nanotechnology
3.2 laptop and Software
3.3 instant, Satellites, and the web

4. Engineering in Society
4.1 Social Ascent and pictures of Engineers
4.2 Partnership in learn and Development
4.3 Contributions to Sectors of the economic climate

5. Innovation via Design
5.1 creative pondering in destructive Feedback
5.2 layout strategies in platforms Engineering
5.3 “Working Together� in plane Development
5.4 From Onboard desktops to Door Hinges

6. Sciences of valuable Systems
6.1 arithmetic in Engineering and Science
6.2 info and keep watch over Theories
6.3 Wind Tunnels and web Simulation
6.4 Integrative fabrics Engineering
6.5 organic Engineering Frontiers

7. Leaders who're Engineers
7.1 enterprise Leaders within the vehicle Industry
7.2 Public regulations and Nuclear Power
7.3 coping with Technological hazards

Appendix A. Statistical Profiles of Engineers
Appendix B. U.S. study and Development

I am inspired through the scope of Engineering - An unending Frontier, and desirous about Sunny Auyang's complete wisdom of the topic. this is often simply the type of ebook the nationwide Academy of Engineering has been encouraging to advertise the significance of engineering to the general public. it's going to have an extended shelf-life in that it pulls jointly fabric that's not effortlessly available, and may function a reference for someone attracted to engineering as a occupation. Engineering wishes this book!
--John Hutchinson, Harvard University

Engineering - An unending Frontier is amazing in scope. Sunny Auyang describes different different types of modern engineering practices and productions, makes an attempt to supply historic historical past, explains the medical foundation for engineering innovation in several fields, and addresses the large, structures point managerial, entrepreneurial, and layout actions of pros. it really is infrequent to discover a unmarried writer who can snatch and clarify the fundamental good points of recent applied sciences throughout such an array of...

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