The Idea Factory

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.

Author: Pepper White

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262731423

Category: Education

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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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Innovation for All

Learning from the Portuguese Path to Technical Change and the Dynamics of Innovation Pedro Conceicao, Pedro Conceição, Manuel V. Heitor ... Stanford , CA : Stanford University Press . ... The Idea FactoryLearning to Think at MIT .

Author: Pedro Conceicao

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567205488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

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Analyzes the dynamics of technological innovation and economic growth, using Portugal as an in-depth case study.
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Invention by Design

How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing Henry Petroski. Kidder, Tracy. 1981. ... MIT Press. Pannell, J. P. M. 1977. Man the Builder: An Illustrated History of Engineering. ... The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT.

Author: Henry Petroski

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674266452

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Henry Petroski's previous bestsellers have delighted readers with intriguing stories about the engineering marvels around us, from the lowly pencil to the soaring suspension bridge. In this book, Petroski delves deeper into the mystery of invention, to explore what everyday artifacts and sophisticated networks can reveal about the way engineers solve problems. Engineering entails more than knowing the way things work. What do economics and ecology, aesthetics and ethics, have to do with the shape of a paper clip, the tab of a beverage can, the cabin design of a turbojet, or the course of a river? How do the idiosyncrasies of individual engineers, companies, and communities leave their mark on projects from Velcro® to fax machines to waterworks?Invention by Design offers an insider's look at these political and cultural dimensions of design and development, production and construction. Readers unfamiliar with engineering will find Petroski's enthusiasm contagious, whether the topic is the genesis of the Ziploc baggie or the averted collapse of Manhattan's sleekest skyscraper. And those who inhabit the world of engineering will discover insights to challenge their customary perspective, whether their work involves failure analysis, systems design, or public relations. Written with the flair that readers have come to expect from his books, Invention by Design reaffirms Petroski as the master explicator of the principles and processes that turn thoughts into the many things that define our made world.
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Science Incarnate

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1835 . White , Pepper . The Idea Factory : Learning to Think at MIT . New York : Dutton , 1991 . Whittaker , Edmund . A Course of Modern Analysis . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1902 .

Author: Christopher Lawrence

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226470148

Category: Philosophy

Page: 342

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This book addresses issues of crucial importance to present-day discussions about the nature of knowledge and how it is produced. 54 halftones. Line art.
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The Idea Factory

Learning to Think at MIT Pepper White. Chapter 21 is new to this edition . All other text is exactly as it appeared in the original edition , with a few corrections . The main text includes the general sense of the technical problems to ...

Author: Pepper White

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262250365

Category: Education

Page: 336

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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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Handbook of Research on Internationalization of Entrepreneurial Innovation in the Global Economy

The role of marketing capability in innovation-based competitive strategy. Journal of Strategic Marketing, 11(1), ... The idea factory. Learning how to think at MIT. Cambridge: MIT Press. Wijbenga, F. H., Postma, T. J. B. M., ...

Author: Carvalho, Luisa Cagica

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466682177

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 547

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Globalization demands the creation of new business approaches to achieve high levels of competitiveness. Cultural differences factor into policies as companies expand their businesses in different countries and seek to collaborate with international entrepreneurs. The Handbook of Research on Internationalization of Entrepreneurial Innovation in the Global Economy brings together research on international business, entrepreneurship, and innovation in order to present a comprehensive publication for business professionals. This volume is an essential reference source for practitioners, academicians, researchers and upper-level students interested in learning about internationalization and innovation in a global market.
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Living with the Bomb American and Japanese Cultural Conflicts in the Nuclear Age

(Pepper White, The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT [New York: Plume Books, 1992], 255.) ... On U.S. censorship of news about the bombing, see Glen Hook, “Censorship and Reportage of Atomic Damage in Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...

Author: Laura E. Hein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317465959

Category: Political Science

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The development and use of the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki number among the formative national experiences for both Japanese and Americans as well as for 20th-century Japan-US relations. This volume explores the way in which the bomb has shaped the self-image of both peoples.
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An Introduction to Human Operations Psychotherapy

Berkeley: University of California Press. Warring, R. H. (1984). Logic Made Easy. Guildford, England: Lutterworth Press. Watson, John B. (1970). Behaviorism. ... The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT. New York, NY: Penguin-Plume.

Author: Steve Davidson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442256644

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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In this book, Steve Davidson offers an innovative approach to psychotherapy and to personal development that builds upon operations theory and the idea that by methodically building operational competence, by identifying needs and wants, and then taking necessary action, we have a better opportunity to find happiness and personal fulfillment.
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Masters of Theory

The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT. Dutton: Penguin, USA. ... Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Whittaker, E.T. 1910a. ... The MIT Press. Will, C. M. 1988. Was Einstein Right? Putting General Relativity to the Test.

Author: Andrew Warwick

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226873763

Category: Science

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Winner of the the Susan Elizabeth Abrams Prize in History of Science. When Isaac Newton published the Principia three centuries ago, only a few scholars were capable of understanding his conceptually demanding work. Yet this esoteric knowledge quickly became accessible in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when Britain produced many leading mathematical physicists. In this book, Andrew Warwick shows how the education of these "masters of theory" led them to transform our understanding of everything from the flight of a boomerang to the structure of the universe. Warwick focuses on Cambridge University, where many of the best physicists trained. He begins by tracing the dramatic changes in undergraduate education there since the eighteenth century, especially the gradual emergence of the private tutor as the most important teacher of mathematics. Next he explores the material culture of mathematics instruction, showing how the humble pen and paper so crucial to this study transformed everything from classroom teaching to final examinations. Balancing their intense intellectual work with strenuous physical exercise, the students themselves—known as the "Wranglers"—helped foster the competitive spirit that drove them in the classroom and informed the Victorian ideal of a manly student. Finally, by investigating several historical "cases," such as the reception of Albert Einstein's special and general theories of relativity, Warwick shows how the production, transmission, and reception of new knowledge was profoundly shaped by the skills taught to Cambridge undergraduates. Drawing on a wealth of new archival evidence and illustrations, Masters of Theory examines the origins of a cultural tradition within which the complex world of theoretical physics was made commonplace.
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Science Fiction Audiences

10 Stewart Brand, The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT (New York: Viking, 1987), p. 224. 11 Brand (1987), p. 263. See, also, Peregrine White, The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT (New York: Dutton, 1991).

Author: Henry Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134926138

Category: Art

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Science Fiction Audiences examines the astounding popularity of two television "institutions" - the series Doctor Who and ^Star Trek. Both of these programmes have survived cancellation and acquired an following that continues to grow. The book is based on over ten years of research including interviews with fans and followers of the series. In that period, though the fans may have changed, and ways of studying them as "audiences" may have also changed, the programmes have endured intact, with Star Trek for example now in its fourth television incarnation. John Tulloch and Henry Jenkins dive into the rich fan culture surrounding the two series, exploring issues such as queer identity, fan meanings, teenage love of science fiction, and genre expectations. They encompass the perspectives of a vast population of fans and followers throughout Britain, Australia and the US, who will continue the debates contained in the book, along with those who will examine the historically changing range of audience theory it presents. and continue to attract a huge community of fans and followers. Doctor Who has appeared in nine different guises and Star Trek is now approaching its fourth television incarnation.Science Fiction Audiences examines the continuing popularity of two television 'institutions' of our time through their fans and followers. Through dialogue with fans and followers of Star Trek and Dr Who in the US, Britain and Australia, John Tulloch and Henry Jenkins ask what it is about the two series that elicits such strong and active responses from their audiences. Is it their particular intervention into the SF genre? Their expression of peculiarly 'American' and 'British' national cultures. Their ideologies and visions of the future, or their conceptions of science and technology? Science Fiction Audiences responds to a rich fan culture which encompasses debates about fan aesthetics, teenage attitudes to science fiction, queers and Star Trek, and ideology and pleasure in Doctor Who. It is a book written both for fans of the two series, who will be able to continue their debates in its pages, and for students of media and cultural studies, offering a historical overview of audience theory in a fascinating synthesis of text, context and audience study.
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