In the interest of keeping up to date, I have to read trade publications regularly (think New England Journal of Medicine, but for engineers). It doesn’t take very much reading to notice trends. A big one these days is making engineering more interesting to the non-engineer. I’ve decided to make my own contributions to that effort here on the blog.
For the foreseeable future I’m going to be running a writing exercise here. I’ve set myself the challenge of trying to explain some common engineering principles to any of you non-engineers who want to stop by. If I do this right it should provide the science behind some common things people see every day. I’ll still be posting about whatever else crosses my mind, but the science and engineering posts will probably include 101 in the post title as in Hydrology 101 or Bridge Failure 101.
If a teacher or fellow engineer stumbles across this, please keep my goal here in mind. I’m not trying for exhaustive explanations, just enough to pique the interest of people unfamiliar with the field. Please comment in that spirit.