When is Estimation Covered?
Estimation is introduced in ENGR111 during Class 6.1*
*Explaination of Class numbering System
|Understand when to use engineering estimation
|Learn what affects the accuracy of engineering estimation
|Practice estimation skills
|Lecture on estimation
|Individual and team exercise
|HW problems assigned
Why is Estimation Important?
Proper Estimation comes with experience in a certain field. Estimation can be used to verify the achieved solution be assuring the problem solver that their solution is within the ballpark of an actual legitimate solution.
It is helpful to have a general estimation of certain geometric formulas and how to apply them to engineering problems along with many other general relationships.
See pg.71 in Foundations of Engineering Text (c) 2000
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