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Engineers who are dangerously ignorant of the many ways in which the real world differs from the mathematical models constructed in academic mind. Engineering is not a mathematical or scientific discipline but rather one of guess work and judgment calls This book provides an overview of how and why this is as well as a criticism of the prevailing wisdom and history of when the shift happened

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Engineering and the Mind's Eye

Nonverbal thinking as of euations and computation He argues that a system of engineering education that ignores nonverbal thinking will produce. A careful and heartfelt study of the problems that occurred when math and calculations came to replace instead of augment personal experience and the ability to visualize in engineering The map is not the territory and the simulation is not reality Reality is messy and complicated and lacks sharp limits and those things will cause you grief if you don t look out Or in Rudyard Kipling s words This new ship here is fitted according to the reported increase of knowledge among mankind Namely she is cumbered end to end with bells and trumpets and clocks and wires which it has been told to me can call Voices out of the air or the waters to con the ship while her crew sleep But sleep thou lightly O Nakhoda It has not yet been told to me that the Sea has ceased to be the SeaThe warnings in this book apply to other fields than engineering any field in fact that comes into contact with that messy real world Which is all of them

Eugene S. Ferguson ☆ 6 Download

In this insightful the Mind's PDF #180 and incisive essay Eugene Ferguson demonstrates that good engineering is as much a matter of intuition and. Being neither a scientist nor an engineer I don t know what my view is worth I think one can call it a philosophical book about engineering I m not sure if I can follow the author s view but for me it is a challenging one I like to be challenged one that keeps your mind sharp and awake But anyway the book contains many interesting references to other books and marvellous pictures that seem extremely interesting to read A good book for a layman like me with an interest for science engineering and philosophy


9 thoughts on “Engineering and the Mind's Eye

  1. says:

    Being neither a scientist nor an engineer I don't know what my view is worth I think one can call it a philosophical book about engineering I'm not sure if I can follow the author's view but for me it is a challenging one I like to be challenged one that keeps your mind sharp and awake But anyway the book contains many interesting references to other books and marvellous pictures that seem extremely interesting to read A good book for a lay

  2. says:

    It offers powerful insights into the ways in which those who create three dimensional things notably engineers and architects think A convincing counter argument to the claim of some philosophers that all thought is verbalThis book had its origins as a 1977 article in Science Great as the ideas are expanding them to boo

  3. says:

    The conversion of an idea to an artifact which engages both the designer and the maker is a complex and subtle process that will always be far closer to art than to science

  4. says:

    I enjoyed this book Chapter 7 is a pretty strident critiue of engineering education and informs usability studies as well as describ

  5. says:

    A Summary Ferguson’s thesis in this book is that good engineering reuires intuition and non verbal thinking as much as it does theoretical abstract euations and computation He argues that engineering education that ignores this non verbal style will produce an engineer who is incapable of understanding how the real world differ

  6. says:

    A careful and heartfelt study of the problems that occurred when math and calculations came to replace instead of augment personal experience and the ability to visualize in engineering The map is not the territory and the simulation is not reality Reality is messy and complicated and lacks sharp limits and those things will cause you grief if you don't look out Or in Rudyard Kipling's words This new ship here is fitt

  7. says:

    This has been one of my favorite books It is hard to know how to write a short review of it Suffice to say that th

  8. says:

    Engineering is not a mathematical or scientific discipline but rather one of guess work and judgment calls This book provides an overview of how and why this is as well as a criticism of the prevailing wisdom and history of when the shift happened

  9. says:

    Meh

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