Engineering Education Volume 4

Engineering Education Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...is going through the university like a horse with blinds. And I am not inclined to blame the student so much as I do the instructors who find the text-books so all inclusive of the matters of education, as not to require even a hint of some of the 250,000 volumes in the library. Engineering biography or "hero worship" may be enlisted to good advantage in seeking the desired ends. We sometimes hear of the "contagion of character," and if we should expose our students to contagion from the characters of our greatest engineers they would surely catch some of the altruistic spirit and unselfish enthusiasm which characterized their work. Conclusions. This is only a small beginning toward a list of possible means of socializing our engineering education. Other and more excellent methods will be devised when we seriously recognize the responsibility and when we consciously endeavor to equip our graduates with the kind of education which Huxley defined as follows: "Education is the instruction of the intellect in the laws of nature, under which name I include not merely things and their forces, but men and their ways; and the fashioning of the affections and the will into an earnest and loving desire to live in harmony with those laws.' PHYSICS FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS. BY PAUL CLOKE, Assistant Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Rhode Island State College. As sort of an aftermath of articles that have appeared and to give some of my own views on the subject. I would like to call attention to the following. I find the greatest difficulty of all to be to get students to read the subject matter "with understanding," to visualize, to "picture to themselves," to realize that the matter they...show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850556
  • 9781236850553