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The Science of Design

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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521113199

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  • This book by Mr Glegg on the principles of the design process is concerned with carrying out the scientific research needed to obtain data for engineering design. He discusses the various kinds of experiments THAT are appropriate to particular situations and which are likely to yield the required data at minimum cost. Mr Glegg's objectives are essentially practical and he aims to help the designer, who often tends to become a specialist when he ought to be a general practitioner, to think through a research problem, even in an area totally outside the range of his previous experience. As in Mr Glegg's previous books, the principles are illustrated and brought home by further, often entertaining, examples from his wide range of experience as an inventor, consulting engineer, director of research and company director.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521113199
    • length: 104 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 6 mm
    • weight: 0.14kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The overall picture - plan view
    2. The overall picture - elevation
    3. Special cases
    4. A rogue of variables
    5. Journeys into Lilliput
    6. Transformations and translations
    7. The dictatorship of time
    8. Looking, seeing and believing
    9. The consortium
    10. The art of conversation
    11. Conclusions and recommendations
    References and notes

  • Author

    Gordon L. Glegg

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