The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT

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MIT Press, 12 okt. 2001 - 336 pagina's
This is a personal story of the educational process at one of the world's great technological universities.

This is a personal story of the educational process at one of the world's great technological universities. Pepper White entered MIT in 1981 and received his master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1984. His account of his experiences, written in diary form, offers insight into graduate school life in general—including the loneliness and even desperation that can result from the intense pressure to succeed—and the purposes of engineering education in particular. The first professor White met at MIT told him that it did not really matter what he learned there, but that MIT would teach him how to think. This, then, is the story of how one student learned how to think. There have of course been changes at MIT since 1984, but its essence is still the same. White has added a new preface and concluding chapter to this edition to bring the story of his continuing education up to date.

 

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THE IDEA FACTORY: Learning to Think at MIT

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An informative and entertaining report on how a Johns Hopkins graduate faced the challenge of his young life when he embarked on a master's program in engineering at one of the toughest science ... Volledige review lezen

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Do you really think you are smart and it is all there is to get everything in this world? Read this book and reconsider. MIT or not, if you have ever spent a couple of years banging your head with ... Volledige review lezen

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Inhoudsopgave

Logging On
5
Class
17
Break
30
Midterm
45
Funding
60
Finals
69
The Guild
78
The Taskmasters
93
Is Suicide Painless?
163
Perpetual Motion
174
Hackito Ergo Sum
191
Papa Flash
203
The Joy of Six
215
Results
230
No It Isnt
250
Quality Control
260

Spring
108
In Control
119
Sigma Delta
134
Two Seventy
145
Continuing Education
277
Chapter Notes
287
Index
307
Copyright

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Populaire passages

Pagina v - This book is dedicated to my mother and to the memory of my father, who showed me that work, love, and values all arise from the same source.

Over de auteur (2001)

Pepper White owns the consulting firm LCI Energy.

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