The System Concept and Its Application to Engineering

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SKU
BK0069527
ISBN13 9783642321689
Binding PAPERBACK
Author ERIK W. ASLAKSEN
Language ENGLISH
Publisher SPRINGER VERLAG
Published Year 2013
Country of Origin India

12949.00

A central theme of the book is that the purpose of engineering is to be useful in meeting the needs of society, and that therefore the ultimate measure of the benefit of applying the system concept should be the extent to which it advances the achievement of that purpose. Consequently, any consistent, top-down development of the functionality required of a solution to the problem of meeting a defined need must proceed from such a measure, and it is agued that a generalised form of Return on Investment is an appropriate measure. A theoretical framework for the development of functionality based on this measure and utilising the system concept is presented, together with some examples and practical guidelines.