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7/12/2013

Accuracy and precision are different things, Kuprenas writes. Accuracy is the absence of error; precision is the level of detail.   (Source: 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School)
Accuracy and precision are different things, Kuprenas writes. Accuracy is the absence of error; precision is the level of detail.
(Source: 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School)

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Nancy Golden
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Nancy Golden   7/12/2013 11:58:15 PM
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This looks like a very interesting read - I am on my way to Amazon now (Click Click). I think it will really fascinate my teenage son and engineer husband too. I appreciated the quote:

Early on, Kuprenas also wanted to be an artist. "It might seem odd, but in both professions you use your imagination and create new things," he said.

I believe engineering is extremely creative - that is one of the most fun aspects of it...

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   7/12/2013 6:09:10 PM
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This is great stuff and I'd love to read this book. The story about the soldiers on the bridge is particularly intriguing. About thirty years ago, there was a similar story about a Big Ten football stadium that had to be beefed up because students in the upper deck would sway back and forth to a cheer that happened to be very close to the the natural frequency of the structure.

a.saji
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a.saji   7/12/2013 7:04:25 AM
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@vimal: Exactly, it is something that we all should be proud of. I think its just another factor which adds to our pride.

vimalkumarp
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vimalkumarp   7/12/2013 6:29:23 AM
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Thanks a lot Rob for sharing info about this book. These insights on engineering will definitely boost the feeling of pride of being an engineer.

 

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