Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Technology

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Driven by the Standards for Technological Literacy, this National Science Foundation-sponsored book is written by national leaders in engineering and technology education and addresses the most contemporary technological content using engaging, pedagogically sound a€œinformed designa€ activities. This unique approach encourages students to develop a thorough understanding of engineering and technology before they ever attempt to develop detailed design solutions. The activities present students with a design problem, and prompt students to begin the solution-finding process with research, inquiry, and analysis. Only after this important step can students begin to discuss specifications and constraints, propose alternatives, and select an optimal design. This process fosters a strong student-teacher discourse and cultivates language proficiency, both with the end result of enhancing studenta€™s overall knowledge. Testing, evaluation, and modifications are addressed next, followed by a communication of achievements in a class presentation and final design report. Woven throughout the text are passages that will acquaint students with the requirements, responsibilities, necessary personal attributes and attitudes, and educational pathways that will lead to success in the various technological areas. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.In Figure 14.42, the simple block flow diagram shows the production of heat water for a house, with the final delivery point being a bathtub. A more elaborate block flow diagram is shown in Figure 1443. It is a typical block flow diagram for an oilanbsp;...

Title:Engineering and Technology
Author:Michael Hacker, David Burghardt, Linnea Fletcher, Anthony Gordon, William Peruzzi
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2009-03-18


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