Assignment 02: Due 02/05/18

Chapter 02: What is Design?

Answer each of the following questions briefly, but completely. Use your textbook and any additional references you may need. Typewritten pages are preferred, but not required. You may submit handwritten pages, but they must be completely legible. Handwritten responses which cannot be read will receive no credit.

Keep your responses brief; there should not be a need for a multi-page response to any of the questions. A few sentences should be sufficient.

Please do not copy/paste paragraphs from Wikipedia; you will be discovered instantly, and you would never insult the intelligence of your boss or a paying client by handing them poorly written and possibly incorrect information. Not to mention the damage you do to your own credibility and reputation.

  1. (5 points) Briefly, using your own words, distinguish between analysis, design, and replication in the context of engineering.
  2. (6 points) The textbook uses the example of a Lyle gun to help make the distinction. Briefly, what is a Lyle gun? Without copying the textbook, summarize how this example distinguishes between design and analysis.

At the end of Section 2.2, there is a Practice! box which includes a list of tasks with the instruction of determining if the specific item involves analysis, design, or replication.

  1. (3 points) Read through this list, and find an example of a task which is clearly analysis. Use a sentence or two to justify your choice.
  2. (3 points) Read through this list, and find an example of a task which is clearly design. Use a sentence or two to justify your choice.
  3. (3 points) Read through this list, and find an example of a task which is clearly replication. Use a sentence or two to justify your choice.

You can download a .pdf copy of these questions, or find them in the ENGR 1301 course folder.

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