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Engineering: An Introduction for High School

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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Table of Contents

  • 1.

    Introduction to Engineering

    Provides background about ASU and CK-12's collaboration and the content development of this introductory engineering book.

  • 2.

    Nature of Engineering

    The nature of engineering and its societal impact are covered, as well as the educational and legal requirements needed to become an engineer.

  • 3.

    Engineering & Society

    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.

  • 4.

    Introduction to Engineering Design

    The engineering design process, how it differs from other design processes, and how the implementation of the design process affects the quality of the resulting design are covered.

  • 5.

    Connecting Science and Mathematics to Engineering

    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.

  • 6.

    A Brief History of Engineering

    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.

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Feb 23, 2012
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