Engineering Systems Integration

Engineering Systems Integration
  • Author : Gary O. Langford
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 406
  • Relase : 2017-03-29
  • ISBN : 1138074128

Engineering Systems Integration Book Review:

Dreamers may envision our future, but it is the pragmatists who build it. Solve the right problem in the right way, mankind moves forward. Solve the right problem in the wrong way or the wrong problem in the right way, however clever or ingenious the solution, neither credits mankind. Instead, this misfire demonstrates a failure to appreciate a crucial step in pragmatic problem solving: systems integration. The first book to address the underlying premises of systems integration and how to exposit them in a practical and productive manner, Engineering Systems Integration: Theory, Metrics, and Methods looks at the fundamental nature of integration, exposes the subtle premises to achieve integration, and posits a substantial theoretical framework that is both simple and clear. Offering systems managers and systems engineers the framework from which to consider their decisions in light of systems integration metrics, the book isolates two basic questions, 1) Is there a way to express the interplay of human actions and the result of system interactions of a product with its environment?, and 2) Are there methods that combine to improve the integration of systems? The author applies the four axioms of General Systems Theory (holism, decomposition, isomorphism, and models) and explores the domains of history and interpretation to devise a theory of systems integration, develop practical guidance applying the three frameworks, and formulate the mathematical constructs needed for systems integration. The practicalities of integrating parts when we build or analyze systems mandate an analysis and evaluation of existing integrative frameworks of causality and knowledge. Integration is not just a word that describes a best practice, an art, or a single discipline. The act of integrating is an approach, operative in all disciplines, in all we see, in all we do.

Engineering Systems Integration

Engineering Systems Integration
  • Author : Gary O. Langford
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 406
  • Relase : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781000218893

Engineering Systems Integration Book Review:

The first book to address the underlying premises of systems integration and how to exposit them into a practical and productive manner, this book prepares systems managers and systems engineers to consider their decisions in light of systems integration metrics. The book addresses two questions: Is there a way to express the interplay of human actions and the result of system interactions of a product with its environment, and are there methods that combine to improve the integration of systems? The systems integration theory and integration frameworks proposed in the book tie General Systems Theory with practice.

Engineering-Medicine

Engineering-Medicine
  • Author : Lawrence S. Chan,William C. Tang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 346
  • Relase : 2019-05-15
  • ISBN : 9781351012263

Engineering-Medicine Book Review:

This transformative textbook, first of its kind to incorporate engineering principles into medical education and practice, will be a useful tool for physicians, medical students, biomedical engineers, biomedical engineering students, and healthcare executives. The central approach of the proposed textbook is to provide principles of engineering as applied to medicine and guide the medical students and physicians in achieving the goal of solving medical problems by engineering principles and methodologies. For the medical students and physicians, this proposed textbook will train them to “think like an engineer and act as a physician”. The textbook contains a variety of teaching techniques including class lectures, small group discussions, group projects, and individual projects, with the goals of not just helping students and professionals to understand the principles and methods of engineering, but also guiding students and professionals to develop real-life solutions. For the biomedical engineers and biomedical engineering students, this proposed textbook will give them a large framework and global perspective of how engineering principles could positively impact real-life medicine. To the healthcare executives, the goal of this book is to provide them general guidance and specific examples of applying engineering principles in implementing solution-oriented methodology to their healthcare enterprises. Overall goals of this book are to help improve the overall quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and outcomes.

Engineering Emergence

Engineering Emergence
  • Author : Larry B. Rainey,Mo Jamshidi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 548
  • Relase : 2018-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781351694858

Engineering Emergence Book Review:

This book examines the nature of emergence in context of man-made (i.e. engineered) systems, in general, and system of systems engineering applications, specifically. It investigates emergence to interrogate or explore the domain space from a modeling and simulation perspective to facilitate understanding, detection, classification, prediction, control, and visualization of the phenomenon. Written by leading international experts, the text is the first to address emergence from an engineering perspective. "System engineering has a long and proud tradition of establishing the integrative view of systems. The field, however, has not always embraced and assimilated well the lessons and implications from research on complex adaptive systems. As the editors’ note, there have been no texts on Engineering Emergence: Principles and Applications. It is therefore especially useful to have this new, edited book that pulls together so many of the key elements, ranging from the theoretical to the practical, and tapping into advances in methods, tools, and ways to study system complexity. Drs. Rainey and Jamshidi are to be congratulated both for their vision of the book and their success in recruiting contributors with so much to say. Most notable, however, is that this is a book with engineering at its core. It uses modeling and simulation as the language in which to express principles and insights in ways that include tight thinking and rigor despite dealing with notably untidy and often surprising phenomena." — Paul K. Davis, RAND and Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School The first chapter is an introduction and overview to the text. The book provides 12 chapters that have a theoretical foundation for this subject. Includes 7 specific example chapters of how various modeling and simulation paradigms/techniques can be used to investigate emergence in an engineering context to facilitate understanding, detection, classification, prediction, control and visualization of emergent behavior. The final chapter offers lessons learned and the proposed way-ahead for this discipline.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
  • Author : Martin Abraham
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 2262
  • Relase : 2017-07-04
  • ISBN : 9780128047927

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

System Synthesis

System Synthesis
  • Author : Jeffrey O. Grady
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 574
  • Relase : 2010-05-17
  • ISBN : 1439819629

System Synthesis Book Review:

Unlike most engineers, system engineers focus on the knowledge base needed to develop good systems in a cross-functional fashion rather than deeply on isolated topics. They are often said to be a mile wide and an inch deep in what they do know. System Synthesis: Product and Process Design provides insight into complex problems, focusing on the boun

Civil Engineering Systems Analysis

Civil Engineering Systems Analysis
  • Author : Luis Amador-Jimenez
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 249
  • Relase : 2016-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781482260809

Civil Engineering Systems Analysis Book Review:

This textbook covers tools and applications in civil engineering systems. It begins by revising the mathematical and statistical background for the adequate formulation of civil engineering problems. Then it examines a series of topics required to understand infrastructure, facilities and transportation networks, and their planning, maintenance, upgrading and expansion. It covers problem definition, model formulation and decision making systems, including optimization, estimation and prediction. The applications deal with some of the challenges that civil engineers will typically encounter during their professional lives, ranging from municipal planning and infrastructure management to transportation analysis. The treatment of the topics is integral. Tools and examples from real life situations are combined to illustrate the use of methods and principles. Students will learn to understand a system, conceptualize a model, analyse it and make decisions or draw conclusions, just as practising engineers do. A final chapter introduces methods for expanding simple models, adding complexity and incorporating uncertainty. Instructors can chose to cover some of the material from the foundation chapters on mathematics and statistics or directly concentrate on the tools and applications.

Human-System Integration in the System Development Process

Human-System Integration in the System Development Process
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Human Factors,Committee on Human-System Design Support for Changing Technology
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2007-06-15
  • ISBN : 9780309134057

Human-System Integration in the System Development Process Book Review:

In April 1991 BusinessWeek ran a cover story entitled, “I Can't Work This ?#!!@ Thing,†about the difficulties many people have with consumer products, such as cell phones and VCRs. More than 15 years later, the situation is much the sameâ€"-but at a very different level of scale. The disconnect between people and technology has had society-wide consequences in the large-scale system accidents from major human error, such as those at Three Mile Island and in Chernobyl. To prevent both the individually annoying and nationally significant consequences, human capabilities and needs must be considered early and throughout system design and development. One challenge for such consideration has been providing the background and data needed for the seamless integration of humans into the design process from various perspectives: human factors engineering, manpower, personnel, training, safety and health, and, in the military, habitability and survivability. This collection of development activities has come to be called human-system integration (HSI). Human-System Integration in the System Development Process reviews in detail more than 20 categories of HSI methods to provide invaluable guidance and information for system designers and developers.

Software Engineering at Google

Software Engineering at Google
  • Author : Titus Winters,Tom Manshreck,Hyrum Wright
  • Publisher : O'Reilly Media
  • Pages : 602
  • Relase : 2020-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781492082767

Software Engineering at Google Book Review:

Today, software engineers need to know not only how to program effectively but also how to develop proper engineering practices to make their codebase sustainable and healthy. This book emphasizes this difference between programming and software engineering. How can software engineers manage a living codebase that evolves and responds to changing requirements and demands over the length of its life? Based on their experience at Google, software engineers Titus Winters and Hyrum Wright, along with technical writer Tom Manshreck, present a candid and insightful look at how some of the world’s leading practitioners construct and maintain software. This book covers Google’s unique engineering culture, processes, and tools and how these aspects contribute to the effectiveness of an engineering organization. You’ll explore three fundamental principles that software organizations should keep in mind when designing, architecting, writing, and maintaining code: How time affects the sustainability of software and how to make your code resilient over time How scale affects the viability of software practices within an engineering organization What trade-offs a typical engineer needs to make when evaluating design and development decisions

System Engineering Analysis, Design, and Development

System Engineering Analysis, Design, and Development
  • Author : Charles S. Wasson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 882
  • Relase : 2015-11-16
  • ISBN : 9781118967140

System Engineering Analysis, Design, and Development Book Review:

Praise for the first edition: “This excellent text will be useful to everysystem engineer (SE) regardless of the domain. It covers ALLrelevant SE material and does so in a very clear, methodicalfashion. The breadth and depth of the author's presentation ofSE principles and practices is outstanding.” –Philip Allen This textbook presents a comprehensive, step-by-step guide toSystem Engineering analysis, design, and development via anintegrated set of concepts, principles, practices, andmethodologies. The methods presented in this text apply to any typeof human system -- small, medium, and large organizational systemsand system development projects delivering engineered systems orservices across multiple business sectors such as medical,transportation, financial, educational, governmental, aerospace anddefense, utilities, political, and charity, among others. Provides a common focal point for “bridgingthe gap” between and unifying System Users, System Acquirers,multi-discipline System Engineering, and Project, Functional, andExecutive Management education, knowledge, and decision-making fordeveloping systems, products, or services Each chapter provides definitions of key terms,guiding principles, examples, author’s notes, real-worldexamples, and exercises, which highlight and reinforce key SE&Dconcepts and practices Addresses concepts employed in Model-BasedSystems Engineering (MBSE), Model-Driven Design (MDD), UnifiedModeling Language (UMLTM) / Systems Modeling Language(SysMLTM), and Agile/Spiral/V-Model Development such asuser needs, stories, and use cases analysis; specificationdevelopment; system architecture development; User-Centric SystemDesign (UCSD); interface definition & control; systemintegration & test; and Verification & Validation(V&V) Highlights/introduces a new 21st Century SystemsEngineering & Development (SE&D) paradigm that is easy tounderstand and implement. Provides practices that are critical stagingpoints for technical decision making such as Technical StrategyDevelopment; Life Cycle requirements; Phases, Modes, & States;SE Process; Requirements Derivation; System ArchitectureDevelopment, User-Centric System Design (UCSD); EngineeringStandards, Coordinate Systems, and Conventions; et al. Thoroughly illustrated, with end-of-chapter exercises andnumerous case studies and examples, Systems EngineeringAnalysis, Design, and Development, Second Edition is a primarytextbook for multi-discipline, engineering, system analysis, andproject management undergraduate/graduate level students and avaluable reference for professionals.

Human–Systems Integration

Human–Systems Integration
  • Author : Guy André Boy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 226
  • Relase : 2020-02-06
  • ISBN : 9781000028362

Human–Systems Integration Book Review:

Human–Systems Integration: From Virtual to Tangible Subject Guide: Ergonomics and Human Factors This book is an attempt to better formalize a systemic approach to human–systems integration (HSI). Good HSI is a matter of maturity... it takes time to mature. It takes time for a human being to become autonomous, and then mature! HSI is a matter of human–machine teaming, where human–machine cooperation and coordination are crucial. We cannot think engineering design without considering people and organizations that go with it. We also cannot think new technology, new organizations, and new jobs without considering change management. More specifically, this book is a follow-up of previous contributions in human-centered design and practice in the development of virtual prototypes that requires progressive operational tangibility toward HSI. The book discusses flexibility in design and operations, tangibility of software-intensive systems, virtual human-centered design, increasingly autonomous complex systems, human factors and ergonomics of sociotechnical systems, systems integration, and changed management in digital organizations. The book will be of interest to industry, academia, those involved with systems engineering, human factors, and the broader public.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
  • Author : Sybil P. Parker
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 714
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : UOM:39076001783013

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Book Review:

A comprehensive, 20-volume reference encyclopedia on science and technology.

Putting Systems to Work

Putting Systems to Work
  • Author : Derek K. Hitchins
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Pages : 325
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : UOM:39015025276281

Putting Systems to Work Book Review:

The author presents a radical approach to both systems thinking and systems practice. Instead of the "soft" and "hard" schisms, he visualizes these notions as ends of a continuous spectrum running from the fuzzy and uncertain, to the firm and well structured. His theory, Unified System Hypothesis, provides both a bridge between soft and hard systems thinking, and practical methods, tools, and techniques. Illustrated with many case studies. Topics include chaos, the human element, creativity, and systems architecture. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Component-Based Software Engineering

Component-Based Software Engineering
  • Author : Umesh Kumar Tiwari,Santosh Kumar
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 206
  • Relase : 2020-11-19
  • ISBN : 9781000222227

Component-Based Software Engineering Book Review:

This book focuses on a specialized branch of the vast domain of software engineering: component-based software engineering (CBSE). Component-Based Software Engineering: Methods and Metrics enhances the basic understanding of components by defining categories, characteristics, repository, interaction, complexity, and composition. It divides the research domain of CBSE into three major sub-domains: (1) reusability issues, (2) interaction and integration issues, and (3) testing and reliability issues. This book covers the state-of-the-art literature survey of at least 20 years in the domain of reusability, interaction and integration complexities, and testing and reliability issues of component-based software engineering. The aim of this book is not only to review and analyze the previous works conducted by eminent researchers, academicians, and organizations in the context of CBSE, but also suggests innovative, efficient, and better solutions. A rigorous and critical survey of traditional and advanced paradigms of software engineering is provided in the book. Features: In-interactions and Out-Interactions both are covered to assess the complexity. In the context of CBSE both white-box and black-box testing methods and their metrics are described. This work covers reliability estimation using reusability which is an innovative method. Case studies and real-life software examples are used to explore the problems and their solutions. Students, research scholars, software developers, and software designers or individuals interested in software engineering, especially in component-based software engineering, can refer to this book to understand the concepts from scratch. These measures and metrics can be used to estimate the software before the actual coding commences.

ASEE 1995-1996 Profiles of Engineering & Engineering Technology Colleges

ASEE 1995-1996 Profiles of Engineering & Engineering Technology Colleges
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 656
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106014617648

ASEE 1995-1996 Profiles of Engineering & Engineering Technology Colleges Book Review:

Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Designing Data-Intensive Applications
  • Author : Martin Kleppmann
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Pages : 616
  • Relase : 2017-03-16
  • ISBN : 9781491903100

Designing Data-Intensive Applications Book Review:

Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords? In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications. Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures

Systems Engineering: Principles And Practice

Systems Engineering: Principles And Practice
  • Author : Alexander Kossiakoff,William N. Sweet
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 488
  • Relase : 2009-11-17
  • ISBN : 8126524537

Systems Engineering: Principles And Practice Book Review:

This book is based on class notes for a course in the MS program in Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The program was a cooperative effort between senior systems engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the Westinghouse Electric Company. The authors were part of the curriculum design team as well as members of the faculty.

INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook

INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook
  • Author : INCOSE
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2015-06-12
  • ISBN : 9781118999417

INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook Book Review:

A detailed and thorough reference on the discipline and practice of systems engineering The objective of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering Handbook is to describe key process activities performed by systems engineers and other engineering professionals throughout the life cycle of a system. The book covers a wide range of fundamental system concepts that broaden the thinking of the systems engineering practitioner, such as system thinking, system science, life cycle management, specialty engineering, system of systems, and agile and iterative methods. This book also defines the discipline and practice of systems engineering for students and practicing professionals alike, providing an authoritative reference that is acknowledged worldwide. The latest edition of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook: Is consistent with ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288:2015 Systems and software engineering—System life cycle processes and the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) Has been updated to include the latest concepts of the INCOSE working groups Is the body of knowledge for the INCOSE Certification Process This book is ideal for any engineering professional who has an interest in or needs to apply systems engineering practices. This includes the experienced systems engineer who needs a convenient reference, a product engineer or engineer in another discipline who needs to perform systems engineering, a new systems engineer, or anyone interested in learning more about systems engineering.

International Aerospace Abstracts

International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 984
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105021108332

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An Introduction to Measure Theory

An Introduction to Measure Theory
  • Author : Terence Tao
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Pages : 206
  • Relase : 2021-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781470466404

An Introduction to Measure Theory Book Review:

This is a graduate text introducing the fundamentals of measure theory and integration theory, which is the foundation of modern real analysis. The text focuses first on the concrete setting of Lebesgue measure and the Lebesgue integral (which in turn is motivated by the more classical concepts of Jordan measure and the Riemann integral), before moving on to abstract measure and integration theory, including the standard convergence theorems, Fubini's theorem, and the Carathéodory extension theorem. Classical differentiation theorems, such as the Lebesgue and Rademacher differentiation theorems, are also covered, as are connections with probability theory. The material is intended to cover a quarter or semester's worth of material for a first graduate course in real analysis. There is an emphasis in the text on tying together the abstract and the concrete sides of the subject, using the latter to illustrate and motivate the former. The central role of key principles (such as Littlewood's three principles) as providing guiding intuition to the subject is also emphasized. There are a large number of exercises throughout that develop key aspects of the theory, and are thus an integral component of the text. As a supplementary section, a discussion of general problem-solving strategies in analysis is also given. The last three sections discuss optional topics related to the main matter of the book.