"PHYSICS ENVY" AND ENGINEERING DESIGN

@inproceedings{Winkelman2011PHYSICSEA,
  title={"PHYSICS ENVY" AND ENGINEERING DESIGN},
  author={P. Winkelman},
  year={2011}
}
“Physics envy” is the condition where non-physicists attempt to model their discipline after physics in the hope of gaining credibility. This ailment is not uncommon among engineers and its negative impact is most strongly felt in engineering design. Biology offers some insights into this phenomenon for it, too, suffers from “physics envy” but has the luxury of a strong philosophical base to draw on. Much of what separates engineering and biology from physics can be attributed to a… Expand
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