Engineers contribute to the development of many innovations that improve life. We investigate how engineers work to meet human needs and great engineering accomplishments of the past. We also consider needs that engineering must meet in the future.
The application of the principles of mathematics and science to the creation or modification of components, systems, and processes for the benefit of society are covered with a focus on the balance between quality, performance, and cost.
How engineers use creativity and judgment to solve societal problems, how complex engineering problems are usually solved by teams, and the intended desirable consequences and unintended undesirable consequences of engineering are covered.
Introduces engineering techniques and practices to high school students. This book is designed for a broad range of student abilities and does not require significant math or science prerequisites.