Technology: Made Simple focuses on the history, processes, methodologies, principles, and advancements in technology. The publication first elaborates on the history and development of technology and how it extends the muscles, senses, communication, and control of man. Discussions focus on amplifiers, control and human operators, stability, sense of touch, hearing, and vision, basics of a measurement system, rotary and linear engines, transmission of power, empiricism and science, and conservation of energy. The text then takes a look at how technology extends the capabilities of the brain, models and optimization, and the methodology of technology. Topics include implementation of the solution, search for alternative solutions, operational research techniques for finding the optimum, optimization using mathematical models, symbolic, analogue, and iconic models, electronic computer, and data representation in the computer. The manuscript ponders on the relationship of technology and society, structure and operation in the industries, and technology in action, including transportation, robots, company organization, manufacturing industry, men and machines, and appropriate technology. The text is a valuable source of information for students and researchers wanting to dig deeper into the developments in technology.
av Don McCloy
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