The One Culture



Author: William H. Davenport

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483279343

Category: Reference

Page: 194

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The One Culture focuses on the state of the American culture in the so-called Age of Technology. This book is composed of four chapters that consider the influence of humanities and social sciences in engineering education. The opening chapter focuses on the famous two cultures’ assertion that art and science do not mix. This chapter deals with the problems of definition, semantics, image, and attitude in this assertion. The succeeding chapter examines the typical contemporary “confrontation between art, literature, and technology. A chapter describes the connecting link between the fields of humanities, social sciences, and engineering. The final chapter looks into the prospect of order, design, and unity as a counter-argument to a negative, self-destroying dualism. This book will prove useful to humanists, engineers, social scientists, and students who are interested in human culture.

Engineers for Change

The One Culture: Unified Engineering Series. New York: Pergamon Press. Davenport, William Henry, and Daniel M. Rosenthal. 1967. Engineering: Its Role and Function in Human Society. New York: Pergamon Press. Davenport, William Henry ...


Author: Matthew Wisnioski

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262304269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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An account of conflicts within engineering in the 1960s that helped shape our dominant contemporary understanding of technological change as the driver of history. In the late 1960s an eclectic group of engineers joined the antiwar and civil rights activists of the time in agitating for change. The engineers were fighting to remake their profession, challenging their fellow engineers to embrace a more humane vision of technology. In Engineers for Change, Matthew Wisnioski offers an account of this conflict within engineering, linking it to deep-seated assumptions about technology and American life. The postwar period in America saw a near-utopian belief in technology's beneficence. Beginning in the mid-1960s, however, society—influenced by the antitechnology writings of such thinkers as Jacques Ellul and Lewis Mumford—began to view technology in a more negative light. Engineers themselves were seen as conformist organization men propping up the military-industrial complex. A dissident minority of engineers offered critiques of their profession that appropriated concepts from technology's critics. These dissidents were criticized in turn by conservatives who regarded them as countercultural Luddites. And yet, as Wisnioski shows, the radical minority spurred the professional elite to promote a new understanding of technology as a rapidly accelerating force that our institutions are ill-equipped to handle. The negative consequences of technology spring from its very nature—and not from engineering's failures. “Sociotechnologists” were recruited to help society adjust to its technology. Wisnioski argues that in responding to the challenges posed by critics within their profession, engineers in the 1960s helped shape our dominant contemporary understanding of technological change as the driver of history.

A Student s Introduction to Engineering Design

Pergamon Unified Engineering Series Harold A. Simon Thomas F. Irvine, James P. Hartnett. 13.5 EXERCISES 13.5.1. In light of the description in Section 3.2 of the text, draw up a list of priorities for today at the following levels: (i) ...


Author: Harold A. Simon

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483160849

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

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A Student's Introduction to Engineering Design is a book purposed to present the fundamentals in engineering design in a form easily understood by first time students so that they can be familiarized early in their curriculum. The text is divided into two books. Book I describes the discipline of the engineering design, and includes design; modeling; decision theory; communication; and detailed design. Book II, on the other hand, is background material and is more suited to be read early on in the course, as it explores the human element of engineering and the engineer's role towards society. The book is recommended for beginning engineering students, especially for those who wish to acquire a broad perspective and an open mind in their approach to their profession of engineering, learn about design, and make them actively participate in design problems requiring formulation, analysis, evaluation, and decision making.

Modern Control Engineering

Pergamon Unified Engineering Series Maxwell Noton. OTHER TITLES IN THE PERG AMON UNIFIED ENGINEERING SERIES Vol. Vol. Vol. Vol. Vol. Vol. 1. : W. H. DAVENPORT/D. RosBNTHAL – Engineering: Its Role and Function in Human Society M.


Author: Maxwell Noton

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483186931

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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Modern Control Engineering focuses on the methodologies, principles, approaches, and technologies employed in modern control engineering, including dynamic programming, boundary iterations, and linear state equations. The publication fist ponders on state representation of dynamical systems and finite dimensional optimization. Discussions focus on optimal control of dynamical discrete-time systems, parameterization of dynamical control problems, conjugate direction methods, convexity and sufficiency, linear state equations, transition matrix, and stability of discrete-time linear systems. The text then tackles infinite dimensional optimization, including computations with inequality constraints, gradient method in function space, quasilinearization, computation of optimal control-direct and indirect methods, and boundary iterations. The book takes a look at dynamic programming and introductory stochastic estimation and control. Topics include deterministic multivariable observers, stochastic feedback control, stochastic linear-quadratic control problem, general calculation of optimal control by dynamic programming, and results for linear multivariable digital control systems. The publication is a dependable reference material for engineers and researchers wanting to explore modern control engineering.

An Introduction to Engineering Systems

Pergamon Unified Engineering Series Samuel Seely William F. Hughes, Arthur T. Murphy, William H. Davenport ... Decisions and Designs W. H. DAVENPORT – The One Culture W. A. WOOD-The Study of Metal Structures and Their Mechanical ...


Author: Samuel Seely

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483151731

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 550

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An Introduction to Engineering Systems discusses important aspects of systems engineering. It provides a background of analytical methods appropriate to hand-solution and computer solutions and shows the correlation that exists in alternate formulation. The book begins with an introduction to models and modeling of system elements. It then discusses the equilibrium formulations, signal flow graphs, and geometrical constraints of interconnected systems. After exploring aspects of system response and behavior in the time domain, the analyzes system response in the frequency domain. It also describes Z-transform methods and their application to discrete and continuous time systems. Finally, the book presents several approaches for testing the stability of linear systems. The text will provide students essential understanding of important methods of modern systems analysis.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

DAVENPORT , WILLIAM H. The one culture . New York , Pergamon Press . ( Pergamon unified engineering series ) © Pergamon Press , Inc .; 20ct70 ; A182777 . DAVIDS , DIANA IRENE . The public career of George William Frederick Howard ...


Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006357201

Category: Copyright

Page: 1948

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Resistance and Deformation of Solid Media

Pergamon Unified Engineering Series Daniel I. Rosenthal Thomas F. Irvine, James P. Hartnett ... Decisions and Designs W. H. DAVENPORT – The One Culture W. A. WOOD-The Study of Metal Structures and Their Mechanical Properties M. SMYTH ...


Author: Daniel I. Rosenthal

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483145716

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 372

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Resistance and Deformation of Solid Media is an introduction to the analysis of the resistance and deformation of solid media, specifically when they behave under the application of external loading. The book includes different concepts such as the elastic, plastic, and viscous properties of different solid materials; the basic principles of equilibrium of forces and movements; continuity and deformation; the homogenous, uniaxial, and biaxial states of strain and stress with different materials; structural and material instability; and fracture. Aimed not only for future structural engineers but also all future engineers, this book provides information on the mechanical behavior of solid media and prepares its readers to a more advanced unified field theory.

The Cybernetic Society

Pergamon Unified Engineering Series Ralph Parkman Thomas F. Irvine, James P. Hartnett, William F. Hughes. inclined to refer to it as something entirely apart from and unaffected by trade, or political economy or war.


Author: Ralph Parkman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483159843

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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The Cybernetic Society brings together facts and ideas which help give perspective to man's role in a cybernetic society. Emphasizing the transforming power of technological innovation and the ties between technology and society, the book explores the impact of industrialization on the working man, systems design for social systems, the relevance of cybernetics, and machine translation and self-reproducing machines. The effects of technology on government, education, and science and the arts are also given consideration. This volume consists of 10 chapters and begins with an introduction to the transforming power of technology before turning to the nature and significance of important technological innovations (with some emphasis on the role of the computer) and their connection to a variety of human concerns, many of which are strongly rooted in the history of technology and science. Emphasis is placed on energy and its transformation, organization or synchronization, and information. Attention then shifts to the problems of industrial job displacement, unemployment (or underemployment), and poverty from the time of the first Industrial Revolution to the present cybernated era. Some of the economic and political solutions which have been proposed are highlighted. The chapters that follow focus on how technology contributes to patterns of social change, the potential of cybernetics to elucidate relationships between organic and inorganic systems, and the uniqueness of the human mind versus ""intelligent machines."" The book concludes with a look at the ""futurists"" and their forecasting activities. This book will be useful to students from all disciplines.

Elasticity Theory and Applications

Pergamon Unified Engineering Series Adel S. Saada Thomas F. Irvine, James P. Hartnett, William F. Hughes ... W.H. DAVENPORT-The One Culture W.A. WooD–The Study of Metal Structures and Their Mechanical Properties M. SMYTH–Linear ...


Author: Adel S. Saada

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483139425

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 660

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Elasticity: Theory and Applications

Elementary Heat Transfer Analysis

Pergamon Unified Engineering Series Stephen Whitaker Thomas F. Irvine, James P. Hartnett ... Decisions and Designs W. H. DAVENPORT – The One Culture W. A. WOOD-The Study of Metal Structures and Their Mechanical Properties M. SMYTH ...


Author: Stephen Whitaker

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483181721

Category: Science

Page: 388

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Elementary Heat Transfer Analysis provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of the nature of transient heat conduction. This book presents a thorough understanding of the thermal energy equation and its application to boundary layer flows and confined and unconfined turbulent flows. Organized into nine chapters, this book begins with an overview of the use of heat transfer coefficients in formulating the flux condition at phase interface. This text then explains the specification as well as application of flux boundary conditions. Other chapters consider a derivation of the transient heat conduction equation. This book discusses as well the convective energy transport based on the understanding and application of the thermal energy equation. The final chapter deals with the study of the processes of heat transfer during boiling and condensation. This book is a valuable resource for Junior or Senior engineering students who are in an introductory course in heat transfer.