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Lecture 4 Systems Engineering and Atlas Terms in Launius: Mythology : stories that have a cultural significance; this term does not necessarily mean that something that is a hoax or a lie. Master Narrative : academic way historians use to describe taking a messy, complicated thing and, over time, boiling it down into its essential, “important” parts. Primary sources vs. secondary sources: primary sources are people who were involved in the event itself, or materials created right at the time of the event, etc. Secondary sources are interviews of those people, or newspaper reports at the time about the event, or a review of written source materials, etc. “Systems” Physiological systems (circulatory system or nervous system) Systems of philosophy (coherent sets of ideas) Dynamic systems, like the solar system System diagramming was an intellectually important development in engineering because it’s an abstraction; a way to represent many different problems in a similar way. -
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