293766209 - Definitions of engineering We'd like to thank...

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Definitions of engineering • We'd like to thank Harry T. Roman of East Orange, N.J., USA, who submitted the following 21 definitions of engineering from such notable sources as Count Rumford and Samuel C. Florman:
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Definition of Engineering • The application of science to the common purpose of life. • Count Rumford (1799)
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Definition of Engineering • Engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man. • Thomas Tredgold (1828)
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Definition of Engineering • It would be well if engineering were less generally thought of, and even defined, as the art of constructing. In a certain sense it is rather the art of not constructing; or, to define it rudely but not inaptly, it is the art of doing that well with one dollar which any bungler can be with two after a fashion. • A. M. Wellington (1887)
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Definition of Engineering • Engineering is the art of organizing and directing men and controlling the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of the human race. • Henry G. Stott (1907)
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Definition of Engineering • Engineering is the science of economy, of conserving the energy, kinetic and potential, provided and stored up by nature for the use of man. It is the business of engineering to utilize this energy to the best advantage, so that there may be the least possible waste. • Willard A. Smith (1908)
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course ENG 307 taught by Professor Dr.t.t.wong during the Spring '11 term at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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