Engineering and the Mind's Eye

Engineering and the Mind's Eye

By Eugene S. Ferguson

Overview

Author(s)

Praise

Summary

In this insightful and incisive essay, Eugene Ferguson demonstrates that good engineering is as much a matter of intuition and nonverbal thinking as of equations and computation. He argues that a system of engineering education that ignores nonverbal thinking will produce engineers who are dangerously ignorant of the many ways in which the real world differs from the mathematical models constructed in academic minds.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262061476 258 pp. | 6.25 in x 8.5 in

Paperback

$40.00 X | £30.00 ISBN: 9780262560788 258 pp. | 6.25 in x 8.5 in

Reviews

  • A sophisticated, thoughtful, and provocative analysis of thenature of engineering.

    Steven Lubar

    Science

Endorsements

  • Like many a 'little book' by a master, the reader will find it overflowing with ideas and insights. It is a book that will reward many rereadings.

    Henry Petroski

    Duke University