Update from the Author


Dear Engineering Stories followers,

I hope you’re all aware by now that my series of eight stories are available for free in a variety of ebook formats. Spread the word and encourage youth and engineering students to read Engineering Stories.

Of late I have had the need and opportunity to use some engineering and math academics at work in understanding and analyzing control systems. Yep, if any of you have taken Controls Engineering, or Linear Systems classes, you’ll know what I’m talking about; Newtons laws, Kirchhoffs laws, free body diagrams, Laplace Transforms, control diagram reductions, stability analysis,… This may be crazy, but I am enjoying using such science to accomplish good things. I’m one of those college students that kept most of my text books, and am I glad I did. Of course, if I can’t find what I need in my dusty text’s, then I can go on-line or email my professors from way back.

Anyway, I like re-learning what I once knew, or thought I knew. Dynamic Systems and transfer functions; good stuff, powerful tools. What engineering academics have you used lately?

Ken

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About Kenneth Richard Hardman

AncestorClips are very short stories about very real people. Each clip nurtures awareness of a time, a place, and the character of a man or woman who cultivated a path for our life. The reader feels the good, the obstacles, the happiness, the sadness, and the overcoming. They cheer us, make us resilient when challenged, give us purpose, and connect us to our multi-generational family. Each story is followed by reflections from the author and readers sharing how the story strengthened or inspired them. Ken Hardman is a son, a brother, a grandson, a great-grandson… He is also a husband, father and grand-father. Ken is a professional engineer, engineering mentor, technical writer, and associate technical fellow at a major aerospace company. He is a writer of engineering and family history stories. Please join Ken in reading, reflecting upon, or writing #AncestorClips
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3 Responses to Update from the Author

  1. Bob Riddle says:

    Ken- I shared this information with the NSTA listservs.

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