About the Book :
This book is based on class notes for a course in the MS program in Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The program was a cooperative effort between senior systems engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the Westinghouse Electric Company. The authors were part of the curriculum design team as well as members of the faculty.
About the Author :
Alexander Kossiakoff is a former director and current Chief Scientist of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and Program Chair of the MS program in Systems Engineering and Technical Management at GWC Whiting School of Engineering.William N. Sweet, now retired, was Associate Department Head of the Fleet Systems Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Interesting Facts :
This classroom-tested approach is based on a successful course at Johns Hopkins University, originally developed to serve the needs of Westinghouse Co.Provides an excellent entry-level approach to understanding how to minimize complexity and maximize efficiency in industry and business.Each chapter will be accompanied by a set of problems to aid understanding.
List of IllustrationsList of TablesPrefacePart I: Foundations of Systems EngineeringChapter 1: Systems Engineering and the World of Modem SystemsChapter 2: Structure of Complex SystemsChapter 3: The System Development ProcessChapter 4: Systems Engineering ManagementPart II: Concept Development StageChapter 5: Needs AnalysisChapter 6: Concept ExplorationChapter 7: Concept DefinitionPart III: Engineering Development StageChapter 8: Advanced DevelopmentChapter 9: Engineering DesignChapter 10 Integration and EvaluationPart IV: Post-Development StageChapter 11: ProductionChapter 12: Operation and SupportPart V: Special TopicsChapter 13: Software Systems EngineeringChapter 14: Systems Engineering Decision ToolsRef. & BibliographyGlossaryIndex.