Chapter 1. Three Things They Should Have Taught in Engineering 101
This chapter focuses on the three fundamental concepts that are the foundation for daily problem solving, in education and in the workforce. The first concept covered is units and how knowing which units need to be in the solution is the basis for setting up the problem. Next, it covers the importance of estimation—and by extension, ratios and percentages—to problem solving, troubleshooting, and identifying errors. The second concept is the visualization of the “magical” electrical world, where several comparisons of electrical components to the physical objects are provided to help create an intuitive understanding of an electrical circuit. The third concept is to develop intuitive ...

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