Topics in Systems Engineering Howard Eisner

Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781936420247
Published:
18th October 2012
Publisher:
Mercury Learning & Information
Dimensions:
250 pages: 229 x 152 x 20mm

Designed for system engineers or those involved with system-based projects, this book provides a broad-stroke overview of systems-level concepts and techniques in the context of an integrated, design-oriented framework. It focuses on the fundamentals of the systems process including lifecycle, analysis, human involvement, management, identifying system flaws, and integration. Practical suggestions for building and sustaining systems are integrated throughout the book, and "themes" from famous developers of systems have been included.

Introduction.; 2: Systems.; 3: Engineering.; 4: Systems Engineering.; 5: Systems Analysis.; 6: Educating.; 7: Entrepreneuring.; 8: The Human Element.; 9: Changing and Fixing Systems.; 10: Business as a System.; 11: Slippages in Systems.; 12: Managing Systems.; 13: Integrating Systems.; 14: Sustaining Systems.; 15: Two Dozen Suggestions about Systems.; Appendix: Systems Thinkers.


Eisner (engineering and applied science, George Washington U.) explores the variety of systems that people are embedded in, and explains how to analyze and evaluate the ones that are inherited and design and create new ones for general or specific purposes. His topics include engineering, systems analysis, changing and fixing systems, business as a system, and integrating systems. He suggests that his textbook can be used for a one-year undergraduate course or a 14-week three-credit graduate course.

HOWARD EISNER is the Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University. Dr. Eisner has been active for many years in developing computer-aided systems and software engineering. He has written numerous articles and books, including Computer-Aided Systems Engineering (Prentice- Hall) that was the first in this field.

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