Flying Buttresses, Entropy, and O-rings: The World of an Engineer

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Harvard University Press, 1993 - Science - 264 pages
From Teflon to Velcro, from bandwidths to base pairs, the artifacts of engineering and technology reflect the broad scope--and frustrating limitations--of our imagination. Best-selling author James Adams takes readers on an enlightening tour of this exciting world, demystifying such endeavors as design, research, and manufacturing.
 

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Contents

A Brief History of Technology
5
Design and Invention
78
Development Test and Failure
150
Manufacturing and Assembly
177
Money and Business
204
Regulation
221
The Challenge for the Future
239
Sources and Suggested Readings
249
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James L. Adams is a Professor in the Department of Values, Technology, Science and Society, Stanford University.

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