Efficiency as a basis for operatin and wages

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byHarrington Emerson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1911 Excerpt: ... Chapter II NATIONAL EFFICIENCIES; THEIE TENDENCIES AND INFLUENCE TNEFFICIENCY is a form of waste, of.. loss; it lurks everywhere--in processes, in materials, in individuals and in nations. There is, however, a difference in kind between the two forms of inefficiency, one manifest in processes and materials and the other manifest in individual or nation. To the efficiency of a process or in the use of a material there is a clearly ascertainable maximum, and when it is exceeded the material gives way, as in the Quebec bridge; but to the efficiency of an individual or of a nation there is no predeterminable limitation. In the passion for modern scientific accuracy it has proved more interesting, and more has been done to solve the lesser problem of efficiency in process or material, almost wholly ignoring the larger problem of individual or national efficiency. Men are quick to catch and appropriate the ideas of other designers as to bicycles, steam engines, gas engines, automobiles, so that the same standard designs and performances ultimately occur in widely scattered countries; but individuals and nations differ fundamentally not nearly so much in the degree as in the nature of their characteristics. They differ not as one coal from another, but as sulphur, carbon, hydrogen, and radium differ. The analogy of fuels is illuminating and may further a better understanding of the whole question of efficiencies. If a coal yields 13,000 B. t. u., the combustion problem is to utilize as large a percentage of them as possible. Other elements in combustion with oxygen may evolve only 4,000 B. t. u. per pound, as sulphur, or 60,000 as hydrogen; or radium, without troubling to combine with oxygen, will evolve per pound 210,000,000,000 B. t. u. or thereabouts. It is the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1911 Excerpt: ... Chapter II NATIONAL EFFICIENCIES; THEIE TENDENCIES AND INFLUENCE TNEFFICIENCY is a form of waste, of.. loss; it lurks everywhere...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217207502

ISBN - 13:9780217207508

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