Unit 1.2 Engineering Problem Solving

Unit 1.2 Engineering Problem Solving - Types of Problems...

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1 Engineering Problem Solving Unit 1.2 Types of Problems You Will See f Open-ended Problems ± Used in laboratories and sometimes in classes ± Multiple ways to solve problem exist • User must choose which one to use f Close-ended Problems ± Typically used in classes ± Appear at the back of textbooks ± Focus on teaching the use of a particular technique in solving problems Types of Open-ended Problems f Design ± Developing a new process or item. f Troubleshooting ± Diagnosing a problem in an existing item or process. f Simulation ± Determining how something works and creating models to explain the behavior. f Discovery ± Proving an hypothesis (Research) Problem Solving: Step 1 f Define the problem ± Most important step—get this wrong, and the subsequent steps don’t matter ± Read the problem statement carefully ± Collect the known information ± Ask two important questions: • What essential information is given? • What is to be found?
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2009 for the course EE 16200 taught by Professor Williamneal during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.

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