293766212 - Historical Dimension In respect of any specific...

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Historical Dimension • In respect of any specific technology of interest to you, state its timeline of historical development. • Trace the origin of the term “Engineer” and state the major milestone of changes in man- kind’s history. • Development of material, energy and technology are shaping ways of life. Justify the statement from the historical perspective.
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University What is Engineering • Engineering is the use of the forces and materials of Nature in the economical design, construction, operation and development of works for the benefit of mankind.
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University What is Engineering • The practice of engineering is an art and a business as well as applied science. • The engineer must know when to do things as well as how to do them and must know much about economics and costs if he is to be successful. • Engineering is the use of the forces and materials of Nature in the economical design, construction, operation and development of works for the benefit of mankind.
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University What is Engineering • Basically the engineer is "an ingenious designer" as the Latin origin of the word indicates. • The Roman armies called their military engineers "ingenarii"
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University What is Engineering • Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are essential tools for both the engineer and the scientist. • The pure scientist is primarily interested in knowledge for its own sake while the engineer is concerned with the uses and practical applications of this knowledge.
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University What is Engineering • He must know about various ways of performing work with various materials and the time factors and costs involved. • Good engineering involves a knowledge of the art of doing things based upon experience and a study of comparative costs based upon economic factors such as productivity of machines and human labor. • Basically the engineer is "an ingenious designer" as the Latin origin of the word indicates.
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University What is Technology • Engineering is a wonderful mix of the science and art, of the administrative and the organic sides of human endeavor. Engineering creates technologies, a word we use and misuse all too often. So what is "technology"?
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University What is Technology • The "technology" we speak of so commonly is simply the ability to make things. It's know- how. • It's built on science, but it's not science. • It requires innovation, but is much more than innovation. • And it goes beyond design, to embrace manufacturing and service.
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University What is Technology • Technology is not just drawings, data bases, specifications, or any "things". • Technologies are organisms, living in human
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