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by Benjamin S Blanchard

  • Author: Benjamin S Blanchard
  • ISBN: 013881631X
  • ISBN13: 978-0138816315
  • ePub: 1608 kb | FB2: 1467 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Engineering
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall (1981)
  • Pages: 703
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 252
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Systems engineering and analysis (Prentice-Hall international series in industrial and systems engineering) ePub download

Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5/e, provides a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis. Benjamin S. Blanchard served in the .

Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5/e, provides a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis. Air Force for several years during the Korean conflict; spent 17+ years in industry as a design engineer, field service engineer, and engineering manager (Boeing, Sanders Associates, Bendix, and General Dynamics); taught reliability and maintainability courses as an Adjunct Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology (1967-1969); employed at Virginia Tech as.

Benjamin S. Blanchard . This practical introduction to systems engineering and analysis provides the concepts, methodologies, models, and tools needed to understand and implement a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis. Part III Systems Analysis and Design Evaluation 169 Chapter 7 Alternatives and Models in Decision Making 170 . Alternatives in Decision Making 171 . Models in Decision Making 172 . Decision Evaluation Theory 176 . Decisions Involving Multiple Criteria 181 . The Decision Evaluation Display 187 . Decisions Under Risk and Uncertainty 188 . Summary and.

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by Wolter J. Fabrycky (Author),‎ Benjamin S. Blanchard (Author) . Book Condition: A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Hardcover: 352 pages. Blanchard (Author),‎ . Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.

Systems Engineering and Analysis. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA: Prentice Hall. This source is considered a primary reference for the following articles: Identifying and Understanding Problems and Opportunities. Life Cycle Characteristics.

Book Description Prentice Hall, 2010.

It concentrates on the engineering of human-made systems and on systems analysis. In the first case, emphasis is ont he process of bringing systems into being, beginning with the identification of a need and extending through requirements determination, functional analysis and allocation, design synthesis and evaluation, validation, operation and support, and disposal. In the second case, focus is on the improvement of systems already in being. Book Description Prentice Hall, 2010.

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Blanchard received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine in 1951, and did some graduate coursework in Electrical Engineering

This book is laughably difficult to use in a course setting. The shortcomings in consideration for usability and extensibility to the classroom setting by the authors significantly undermine their credibility on the topic of systems engineering.

Strike 1 - The table of contents has no subtopics or any indications of what is in each chapter aside from a headline. For example "8 - Detail Design and Development". Say I want to review for a test, or find something quickly? Tough, read the whole chapter again.

Strike 2 - There are no indications of what chapter you're in on any given page. For example, I flip to randomly selected page 242, which has heading 7.4 for Profitability Evaluation. This is actually in chapter 8, which you can only determine by flipping backwards until you find the intro page, which still doesn't even have the chapter number!!!! You have to find it in small print on the bottom of the first page of the chapter. This book is insanely monotonous so its easy to lose your place or accidentally go too far if for instance your instructor notes "check chapter 11, Section 5.3".

Strike 3 - The index must have been an afterthought, as it hasn't included a single topic that I've wanted to review later. Want to brush up on how TPM's (Technical performance measures) are defined or used? Tough! Start flipping pages! I've tested numerous topics as I run across them in the text by flipping back to the index and laughing each time they are not there (e.g. SEMP (systems engineering management plan), PMP (program management plan), etc.).

Seriously do not but this book until they fix these glaringly obvious flaws. I've been trying to find a contact for the authors or the publisher to no avail. I fault my instructor for selecting this book, obviously he has not tried to use it.
This book provides a good overview of the systems engineering discipline either as a academic subject or career-based.

-Breaks down common model, approaches, and analysis
-Uses "real-life" examples and applies processes and analysis previously mentioned
-Does "build on" previous material

-The examples are pretty closely linked, more variety would have been better for those outside certain industries
-Certain approaches are just glossed over
-Sometimes it's too "academic". Most SE is real-world and should be applicable to many fields/disciplines, whereas this book names it as a sole discipline
This book is extremely repetitive and wordy without needing to be. I'm confident that the same content could have been delivered more effectively in less than half as many pages.

If you open the book up to a random page and read any sentence, you'll see that it's a bit too formal and (likely) absurdly conservative - the author(s) feel the need to say "or" many times, to ensure they're covering each possible base. The difficulty in conveying useful information with this style of writing is compounded by the fact that they'll then say the same thing again, and again, and again in different ways using the same type of language. It's the type of book you'll find in one of Kafka's nightmares.
This book is almost like a thesis paper...small print and very dense. Using it for a master's course which, unfortunately, only posts online modules that don't further explain the book. it may be helpful if there's a professor to walk you along, but for online courses it's awful. Maybe professionals can use it as reference...I don't know.
This is a required textbook for a course I'm currently taking. The book, while filled with a tremendous amount of information, is too long-winded for it's own good when discussing concepts and ideas. Unless this book is specifically required for a course you're taking, there are much better textbooks and material online than this book.
This textbook was assigned in my grad level electrical engineering course. It's very readable. If you are a student with no experience in systems engineering or engineering project management, I recommend this book because it does a good job of explaining real world practices. Upon graduation, if you are fortunate enough to find an engineering job, the content in this book will help you do a better job of design and management.
I used this book in a class that was part of my Masters degree. It was probably in the top 3 of most useful books to me at the time and I used it throughout my Masters degree program as a reference. I have also used it a few times in my career as a reference.
This book was obviously written by engineers, and I am one, so I should know. It is visually boring, has absolutely no color, no photos, no use of "side bars" or any of the features you'd find in a quality textbook. It is quite painful to read and the font styles/numbering of the sections is so rudimentary that you have a hard time paying attention. It's so sad that the author's actually think their pitiful black and white drawings and charts are a such great feature that they mentioned it in the "what's new" section.

I'm not saying that the topics are relevant or the information isn't important, but I am saying that it is presented in such a way that at many times goes so far into the minutiae that you can't figure out where you are anymore.

The chapter on evaluating costs is especially cumbersome and turned a relatively simple set of topics into something much harder than it had to be. While it's nice to understand the equations behind the theory, this is 2017 and we have financial calculators and finance functions in Excel. Why not teach us how to use them?

I bought this book because it was required for my Master's in Engineering coursework but for the ungodly high text-book price, it's a rip off.
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