- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (August 18, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470225963
- ISBN-13: 978-0470225967
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #466,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Overall assessment: Very dry, dull, boring and long-winded (too wordy, too verbose). The book does not even emphasize the importance of understanding components and how they can be connected together into systems or circuits or schematic diagrams! Reading this book will either (A) Put you to sleep very quickly; (B) Kill all your initial enthusiasm for wanting to be an engineer, let alone a designer - because it presents design as being like a rigid procedure of completing certain steps; (C) Teach you very little about what real design engineers do; or (D) show you how to waste huge amounts of valulable time before actually starting any serious design work. Check out the uspto.gov "US Patents and Trademarks" database website (today), search for any inventions or patented products created by the lead author, Clive L. Dym, and I am sure you will find none listed (from 1976 until now). This textbook was used by students at my University for over 4 years. Most have not even bothered to read it, and many have complained about how boring and dull it is to read. I have read the entire book myself, and I totally agree. It really is hard to keep your eyes open and stay motivated, while reading this book, because it is written in a very lifeless and uninspiring style - not much more interesting than reading a phone book or an encyclopaedia describing hundreds of pages of tax laws and policies. It does cover some basic definitions to help designers gather some important information before starting a design project (like identifying the main problems and defining objectives, functions, constraints, requirements, etc.Read more ›
dont waste your money unless this is a required textbook listed by your prof
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I have to read this book for one of my classes. I don't find it helpful. It doesn't explain the concepts very well, it is also very boring to read.Published 16 months ago by Nickie H.
Book for my child for school. Nothing to "love" or "dislike" about it as it's just a school book. Purchase went smoothly.Published 17 months ago by Lori
Book was good. Used it for my senior design project. I plan on using it more where I work. Good book for an overview in engineering design. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by Joey Miller
Yo dawg, this engineering stuff is like the best thing I've ever had my hands on, it's gotta be like more ballin than marty mcfly at 88 miles per hour and 1. Read morePublished on February 12, 2012 by doodman