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1.2: Engineering Analysis and Engineering Design

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    Engineering analysis and engineering design are two activities common to all engineering disciplines (Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\)). 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. Engineering design always includes engineering analysis; however, engineering analysis may be undertaken for many other reasons. In this course, we will focus on engineering analysis; however, do not be mislead into thinking that engineering is only engineering analysis.

    A two-circle Venn diagram is labeled "Engineering." One circle is labeled "Design" and the other is labeled "Analysis."

    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Engineering Analysis and Engineering Design


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