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ENGR 100 1 Peter Chen Engineering 100 (section 250) Microprocessors and Toys: An Introduction to Computing Systems Peter Chen Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Erik Hildinger Technical Communications Introduction to engineering What’s an engineer? Definition, characteristics, job descrip- tion, etc. How does an engineer differ from a tradesperson? Electrical engineer vs. electrician? Mechanical engineer vs. car mechanic? How does an engineer differ from a scientist?
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ENGR 100 2 Peter Chen One definition Scientific and mathematical principles Applies. ..to practical ends Design, manufacture (i.e. build/implement), test, operate • different phases in the lifetime of a system Efficient, economical • engineers tend to value function over form Structures, machines, processes, systems • engineers design/build/test/operate “stuff” • different types of engineers work on different types of systems Aerospace Engineering Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Biomedical Engineering
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