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  • ISBN-13: 9780521307598
  • ISBN: 0521307597
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This textbook for engineering students provides an introduction to design for function, using many examples of manufactured artifacts and living organisms to demonstrate fundamental underlying principles. The examples forcefully illustrate the importance of the basic design principles as related to materials, energy and information. The book concludes with a brief summary of the role and requirements of designers and inventors.French, Michael J. is the author of 'Invention+evolution' with ISBN 9780521307598 and ISBN 0521307597.

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