Flying Buttresses, Entropy, and O-Rings (Paperback)

The World of an Engineer

By James L. Adams

Harvard University Press, 9780674306899, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1993

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Description

From Teflon to Velcro, from bandwidths to base pairs, the artifacts of engineering and technology reflect the broad scope and frustrating limitations--of our imagination. Best-selling author James Adams takes readers on an enlightening tour of this exciting world, demystifying such endeavors as design, research, and manufacturing.