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For senior-level undergraduate and first and second year graduate systems engineering and related courses. Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5/e, provides a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis.
This practical introduction to systems engineering and analysis provides the concepts, methodologies, models, and tools needed to understand and implement a total life-cycle approach to systems and their analysis. The authors focus first on the process of bringing systems into being—beginning with the identification of a need and extending that need through requirements determination, functional analysis and allocation, design synthesis, evaluation, and validation, operation and support, phase-out, and disposal.
Next, the authors discuss the improvement of systems currently in being, showing that by employing the iterative process of analysis, evaluation, feedback, and modification, most systems in existence can be improved in their affordability, effectiveness, and stakeholder satisfaction.
Bringing Systems Into Being; Conceptual Design; Design For Supportability; Design For Affordability - Life-Cycle Costing. Includes new and revised figures throughout, and several new case studies. For the systems engineering practitioner working in industry and/or in a government agency.
“This text is the most complete, most thorough, and the most systematic textbook on the subject of Systems Engineering. The textbook is presenting materials in a proper and sequential manner and it is not jumping from topic to topic.” -Lili H. Tabrizi, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
“This is, without a doubt, the definitive text on systems engineering. It provides a comprehensive coverage of the field, considering both the design and analysis of complex systems.” -Stanley F. Bullington, MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
“The clean coverage of individual topics makes it easier to address needs of students both in our regular graduate course and to supplement short courses. The book serves as an excellent quick reference guide.” -Paul Componation, THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE