Engineering and the Mind's Eye by Eugene S. Ferguson

Engineering and the Mind's Eye

byEugene S. Ferguson

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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 the many ways in which the real world differs from the mathematical models constructed in academic minds.

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Eugene Ferguson is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Delaware.
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Title:Engineering and the Mind's EyeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 8.5 × 6.25 × 0.44 inPublished:March 29, 1994Publisher:The MIT Press

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ISBN - 10:026256078X

ISBN - 13:9780262560788

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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 the many ways in which the real world differs from the mathematical models constructed in academic minds.

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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 the many ways in which the real world differs from the mathematical models constructed in academic minds. Like many a 'little book' by a master, the reader will find it overflowing with ideas and insights. It is a book that will reward many rereadings.