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By Olivier L. de Weck,Daniel Roos,Christopher L. Magee,Charles M. Vest

ISBN-10: 0262016702

ISBN-13: 9780262016704

ISBN-10: 0262529947

ISBN-13: 9780262529945

Engineering, for a lot of the 20 th century, was once mostly approximately artifacts and innovations. Now, it really is more and more approximately complicated structures. because the aircraft taxis to the gate, you entry the web and fee electronic mail along with your PDA, linking the conversation and transportation structures. At domestic, you recharge your plug-in hybrid car, linking transportation to the electrical energy grid. modern-day large-scale, hugely complicated sociotechnical platforms converge, engage, and rely on one another in methods engineers of previous may possibly slightly have imagined. As scale, scope, and complexity raise, engineers think about technical and social concerns jointly in a hugely built-in means as they layout versatile, adaptable, powerful structures that may be simply changed and reconfigured to fulfill altering necessities and new technological opportunities.Engineering Systems deals a complete exam of such platforms and the linked rising box of analysis. via scholarly dialogue, concrete examples, and historical past, the authors give some thought to the engineer's altering position, new how one can version and examine those platforms, the affects on engineering schooling, and the longer term demanding situations of assembly human wishes in the course of the technologically enabled structures of this present day and tomorrow.

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