This clear, pedagogically rich book develops a strong understanding of the mathematical principles and practices that today's engineers need to know. Equally as effective as either a textbook or reference manual, it approaches mathematical concepts from an engineering perspective, making physical applications more vivid and substantial. Its comprehensive instructional framework supports a conversational, down-to-earth narrative style, offering easy accessibility and frequent opportunities for application and reinforcement....
Unfortunately, much of what has been written about software engineering comes from an academic perspective which does not always address the everyday concerns that software developers and managers face. With decreasing software budgets and increasing demands from users and senior management, technology directors need a complete guide to the subject of software engineering. The successor to the bestselling Software Engineering Productivity Handbook, this book fulfills that need.
The term distance learning has different meanings to different people and populations.
By presenting international perspectives of distance learning, this book embraces all
those meanings and populations without giving preference to any. In todayʹs global
world where distance providers can address local learning needs, it is important for
distance learning practitioners and researchers as well as higher education
administrators and faculty to have a broad view of how distance learning is
conceptualized, planned and delivered....
"Energy for a Warming World" challenges the commonplace notion that the amount of power which mankind can potentially harness from renewable resources is more than large enough to assuage future demand levels. By examining the renewable issue from an electrical engineering perspective, and exercising due regard for the limited capability of current and future electrical generation and transmission systems, this book attempts to provide more realistic statistics for the levels of power which could be extracted from sustainable resources in the critical time frame of 30 to 40 years....
A fast paced changing world requires dynamic methods and robust theories to enable designers to deal with the new product development landscape successfully and make a difference in an increasingly interconnected world. Designers continue stretching the boundaries of their discipline, and trail new paths in interdisciplinary domains, constantly moving the frontiers of their practice farther.
INFORMATION ENGINEERING IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES: AN INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER'S PERSPECTIVE
For many purposes, however, one need not know why it is that schools with
advantaged students outscore those with disadvantaged students; the fact that they do is
itself of substantial importance. This dissertation focuses on two such topics: The
competitive impacts of school choice programs, and the design of college admissions rules.
In each case, when I incorporate into the standard analysis the key fact that student
composition may function as a signal of student performance (and vice versa),...
Engineering, much like other science, is a broad discipline which is often broken down into several sub-disciplines. These disciplines concern themselves with differing areas of engineering work. Although initially an engineer will usually be trained in a specific discipline, throughout an engineer's career the engineer may become multi-disciplined, having worked in several of the outlined areas. Engineering is often characterized as having four main branches:
In this day and age of ever-shorter time schedules and increasing expectations of productivity gains in every aspect of engineering activity, creative problem solving has become prominent among the most important skills that engineers possess. Unfortunately, in the day-to-day intensity of the search for new engineering solutions, it is easy to lose touch with the foundations of that creativity.
The perspective of this book is that the steady - state separation model should
also be the basis for developing the control confi guration for the column. Yes,
a steady - state model! Although the technology to do so is widely available,
extending to a dynamic model is not necessary for developing the column
control confi guration.
The most crucial component of every process control application is developing
the piping and instrumentation (P & I) diagram that defi nes the control
confi guration for the process and for each unit operation, such as distillation,
within that process.
Difficult tasks are often very simply stated. This committee was asked by
Congress to “conduct a study to assess gender differences in the careers of science,
engineering, and mathematics (SEM) faculty, focusing on four-year institutions of
higher education that award bachelor’s and graduate degrees. The study will build
on the National Academies’ previous work and examine issues such as faculty
hiring, promotion, tenure, and allocation of institutional resources including (but
not limited to) laboratory space.
Software Engineering: Chapter 5 - System Modelling includes Existing and planned system models, System perspectives, UML diagram types, Use of graphical models, System boundaries, The context of the MHC-PMS, Movies for Rent, Process model of involuntary detention.
Chapter 10 – Sociotechnical systems. The objectives of this chapter are to introduce the concept of a sociotechnical system a system that includes people, software, and hardware and to show that you need to take a systems perspective on security and dependability.
In the 31 chapters that have preceded this one, I’ve explored a process for software engineering that encompasses management procedures and technical methods, basic concepts and principles, specialized techniques, peopleoriented activities and tasks that are amenable to automation, paper-and-pencil notation, and software tools. In this concluding chapter I’ll take a broader view and consider where we’ve been and where we’re going from a more philosophical perspective.
Chapter 5 – System modeling. The aim of this chapter is to introduce some types of system model that may be developed as part of the requirements engineering and system design processes. When you have read the chapter, you will: understand how graphical models can be used to represent software systems; understand why different types of model are required and the fundamental system modeling perspectives of context, interaction, structure, and behavior