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1: Introduction

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    • 1.1: Introduction
    • 1.2: Engineering Analysis and Engineering Design
      Engineering analysis and engineering design are two activities common to all engineering disciplines. Engineering analysis is the process by which an engineer develops a model of an engineering problem and uses the model to obtain useful engineering information. Engineering design is the iterative process through which an engineer creates new devices, structures, and processes.
    • 1.3: Science, Engineering Science, and Mathematics
      Building on this foundation is a core of engineering knowledge that all engineers should understand. This core material has typically been taught over several quarters (sometimes years) in several independent courses. These courses - statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and electrical circuits - are collectively referred to as the engineering sciences.
    • 1.4: Modeling and Engineering Analysis
      Engineering analysis and modeling are intimately related. In fact, modeling is something we do daily as we solve the problems of every day life. In most engineering science courses, you will be developing your ability to construct mathematical models that serve as a basis for design decisions.
    • 1.5: Modeling an Engineering System
    • 1.6: Conservation and Accounting - A Useful Framework
    • 1.7: Problems


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