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Engineering and the Mind's Eye
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written by Eugene S. Ferguson, 1916-2004 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992), 260 page(s)
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...
written by Eugene S. Ferguson, 1916-2004 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992), 260 page(s)
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SHAPING THINGS
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written by Bruce Sterling, 1954- (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005), 152 page(s)
"Shaping Things is about created objects and the environment, which is to say, it's about everything," writes Bruce Sterling in this addition to the Mediawork Pamphlet series. He adds: "Seen from sufficient distance, this is a small topic."Sterling offers a brilliant, often hilarious history of shaped things. We h...
written by Bruce Sterling, 1954- (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005), 152 page(s)
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Solving Problems in Environmental Engineering and Geosciences with Artificial Neural Networks
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edited by Farid U. Dowla, fl. 1995 and Leah L. Rogers, fl. 1995 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995), 239 page(s)
Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) offer an efficient method for finding optimal cleanup strategies for hazardous plumes contaminating groundwater by allowing hydrologists to rapidly search through millions of possible strategies to find the most inexpensive and effective containment of contaminants and aquifer res...
edited by Farid U. Dowla, fl. 1995 and Leah L. Rogers, fl. 1995 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995), 239 page(s)
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Constructing a Bridge: An Exploration of Engineering Culture, Design, and Research in Nineteenth-Century France and America
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edited by Eda Kranakis, fl. 1996, in Inside Technology (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996), 448 page(s)
If it is true, as Tocqueville suggested, that social and class systems shape technology, research, and knowledge, then the effects should be visible both at the individual level and at the level of technical institutions and local environments. That is the central issue addressed in Constructing a Bridge, a tale o...
edited by Eda Kranakis, fl. 1996, in Inside Technology (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996), 448 page(s)
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The Bridge at Quebec
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written by William D. Middleton, 1928-, in Railroads Past and Present (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2001, originally published 2001), 203 page(s)
In the middle of the 19th century the leaders of the City of Québec dreamed of a great bridge across the St. Lawrence River. It would link their city to the new railway lines developing along the south shore, giving Québec a competitive edge in its long struggle with Montreal for commercial dominance. The widt...
written by William D. Middleton, 1928-, in Railroads Past and Present (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2001, originally published 2001), 203 page(s)
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THE ASHTABULA DISASTER
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written by Stephen Denison Peet, 1831-1914 (Chicago, IL: J.S. Goodman-Louis Lloyd and Company, originally published 1877), 208 page(s)
Ashtabula Bridge (1876)
written by Stephen Denison Peet, 1831-1914 (Chicago, IL: J.S. Goodman-Louis Lloyd and Company, originally published 1877), 208 page(s)
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Case Studies in Software Verification & Validation
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written by Sushil Acharya, fl. 2008 and Priyadarshan A. Manohar, fl. 2003 (Privately Published, 2014, originally published 2014), 39 page(s)
This book by Sushil Acharya and Priyadarshan A. Manohar, is about case studies in software verification and validation.
written by Sushil Acharya, fl. 2008 and Priyadarshan A. Manohar, fl. 2003 (Privately Published, 2014, originally published 2014), 39 page(s)
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The Idea Factory Learning to Think at MIT
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written by Pepper White, fl. 2001 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001), 336 page(s)
This is a personal story of the educational process at one of the world’s great technological universities. Pepper White entered MIT in 1981 and received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1984. His account of his experiences, written in diary form, offers insight into graduate school life in gen...
written by Pepper White, fl. 2001 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001), 336 page(s)
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What is a Bridge?: The Making of Calatrava's Bridge in Seville
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written by Spiro N. Pollalis, fl. 2002 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002), 199 page(s)
Cultural icon, daring engineering spectacle, and highly controversial structure, the Alamillo Bridge stands almost 150 meters tall, with an inclined pylon whose own weight balances that of the deck and traffic. Built for the 1992 Universal Exposition in Seville, Spain, the bridge immediately received great interna...
written by Spiro N. Pollalis, fl. 2002 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002), 199 page(s)
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