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ERIC Number: ED019243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 531
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THE MAN MADE WORLD, A HIGH SCHOOL COURSE ON THE THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO OUR TECHNOLOGICAL CIVILIZATION.
Commission on Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
THIS STUDENTS' MANUAL FOR THE ENGINEERING CONCEPTS CURRICULUM PROJECT'S (ECCP) HIGH SCHOOL COURSE, "THE MAN MADE WORLD," IS THE THIRD DRAFT OF THE EXPERIMENTAL VERSION. THE MATERIAL WRITTEN BY SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS, AND EDUCATORS, EMPHASIZES THE THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO OUR TECHNOLOGICAL CIVILIZATION. RESOURCES OF THE MAN-MADE WORLD ARE ALSO STRESSED--CONCEPTS, PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES, MODES OF THINKING, SCIENTIFIC METHODS, ARTS, SKILLS, AND INSPIRATIONS. THE INSIGHTS THAT ARE DEVELOPED THROUGHOUT THE COURSE ARE ENVISIONED AS BEING USEFUL IN HELPING THE STUDENT TO COPE WITH THE REAL WORLD OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND TECHNICAL PROBLEMS. CENTRAL IN THE COURSE IS THE THEME OF MAN'S ABILITY TO SHAPE HIS OWN FUTURE, AND HIS ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE VAST AMOUNTS OF ACCUMULATED KNOWLEDGE EFFICIENTLY AND SPEEDILY. THE COMPUTER IS USED AS THE OBJECT OF EXAMINATION BECAUSE OF ITS INVOLVEMENT IN ALL PHASES OF MAN'S ENDEAVOR, AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO ALL PHASES OF FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS. TOPICS IN PART I ARRANGED ACCORDING TO CHAPTERS ARE (1) INTRODUCTION, (2) LOGICAL THOUGHT AND LOGIC CIRCUITS, (3) BINARY NUMBERS AND LOGIC AND CIRCUITS, (4) LOGIC CIRCUITS WITH MEMORY, (5) ORGANIZATION OF A COMPUTER, AND (6) PROGRAMING. PART II DEALS WITH (1) DECISION MAKING, (2) OPTIMIZATION (OPERATIONS RESEARCH), (3) MODELING, (4) MODELS AND THE ANALOG COMPUTER, (5) PATTERNS OF CHANGE, AND (6) CHANGE IN DRIVEN SYSTEMS. PART III INCLUDES (1) FEEDBACK, (2) AMPLIFICATION, AND (3) STABILITY. CHAPTERS INCLUDE PROBLEMS, BUT LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS ARE CONTAINED IN A SEPARATE LABORATORY MANUAL. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Engineering Education, Washington, DC.
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