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Systems Engineering Principles and Practice


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List of Illustrations. List of Tables. Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Part I Foundations of System Engineering. 1 Systems Engineering and the World of Modern Systems. 2 Systems Engineering Landscape. 3 Structure of Complex Systems. 4 The System Development Process. 5 Systems Engineering Management. Part II Concept Development Stage. 6 Needs Analysis. 7 Concept Exploration. 8 Concept Definition. 9 Decision Analysis and Support. Part III Engineering Development Stage. 10 Advanced Development. 11 Software Systems Engineering. 12 Engineering Design. 13 Integration and Evaluation. Part IV Postevelopment Stage. 14 Production. 15 Operation and Support. Index.

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Alexander Kossiakoff (deceased) was a director and chiefscientist of the Johns Hopkins University Applied PhysicsLaboratory, as well as program chair of the MS program in systemsengineering and technical management at JHU Whiting School ofEngineering. William N. Sweet, now retired, was associate departmenthead of the Fleet Systems Department at the Johns HopkinsUniversity Applied Physics Laboratory. Samuel J. Seymour is the systems engineering vice chairat the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Heserved under Professor Kossiakoff for more than twenty-fiveyears. Steven M. Biemer is an instructor at the Johns HopkinsUniversity Whiting School of Engineering. He assisted ProfessorKossiakoff in developing the first edition of this book.


"Aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, thistextbook is intended as an introduction to the developmetn andacquisition of complex technical systems ... The second edition isintended to offer expansion, integration and clarification tomaintain relevance and currency." (Times Higher EducationSupplement {Texbook Guide}, 3 November 2011) "The book is very readable and gives a particularly goodgrounding in the subject of systems engineering. It is therefore avaluable volume for any electronics engineering student, practisingengineer, or as a reference for a company designing any form ofequipment needing a systems engineering approach."(, 1 October 2011)

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