The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT

Valutazione media 3,78
( su 190 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780262731423: The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT

This is a personal story of the educational process at one of the world's great technological universities. Pepper White entered MIT in 1981 and received his master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1984. His account of his experiences, written in diary form, offers insight into graduate school life in general -- including the loneliness and even desperation that can result from the intense pressure to succeed -- and the purposes of engineering education in particular. The first professor White met at MIT told him that it did not really matter what he learned there, but that MIT would teach him how to think. This, then, is the story of how one student learned how to think. There have of course been changes at MIT since 1984, but its essence is still the same. White has added a new preface and concluding chapter to this edition to bring the story of his continuing education up to date.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Pepper White owns the consulting firm LCI Energy.

From Kirkus Reviews:

An informative and entertaining report on how a Johns Hopkins graduate faced the challenge of his young life when he embarked on a master's program in engineering at one of the toughest science schools on earth. Among the most intimidating credentials to go for in the field of technology are ``MIT cubed''--a bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree from the venerable Massachusetts Institute of Technology. North Carolina native White, son of a musician and a writer and product of a ``well-rounded'' environmental-engineering and liberal-arts education at Johns Hopkins, would have been happy with MIT simple--a master's degree in engineering. But even that accomplishment seemed dauntingly unreachable as, on registration day, he traversed MIT's infinite corridor from Building 13 to Building 6, still expecting to learn that his admission to MIT's graduate school was the result of a clerical error. From his first days spent floundering through classroom lectures (it was several semesters before White learned what a scientific model is)-- buddying up to millionaire professors who'd built companies around their patented inventions, attempting to solve technical conundrums and build miniature machines--to the final dash to the finish as other students fell victim to suicide and burnout, White struggled to maneuver through an intellectual boot camp while trying to maintain a modicum of emotional equilibrium. Here, he plays his advantage as a liberal-arts type who's a semi-outsider to full advantage as he searches for the meaning behind the madness. Despite his denunciations of MIT's merciless environment, his writing itself stands as a heartening example of MIT's broader aim- -to teach its students how to think. Required reading for all college applicants with a yen for science. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

White, Pepper
ISBN 10: 0262731428 ISBN 13: 9780262731423
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2001. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria TM-9780262731423

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,98
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,40
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Pepper White
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262731428 ISBN 13: 9780262731423
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0262731428

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,96
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,98
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

White, Pepper
ISBN 10: 0262731428 ISBN 13: 9780262731423
Nuovi Quantità: 4
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2001. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780262731423

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,23
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,40
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Pepper White
Editore: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0262731428 ISBN 13: 9780262731423
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This is a personal story of the educational process at one of the world s great technological universities. Pepper White entered MIT in 1981 and received his master s degree in mechanical engineering in 1984. His account of his experiences, written in diary form, offers insight into graduate school life in general -- including the loneliness and even desperation that can result from the intense pressure to succeed -- and the purposes of engineering education in particular. The first professor White met at MIT told him that it did not really matter what he learned there, but that MIT would teach him how to think. This, then, is the story of how one student learned how to think. There have of course been changes at MIT since 1984, but its essence is still the same. White has added a new preface and concluding chapter to this edition to bring the story of his continuing education up to date. Codice libro della libreria BTE9780262731423

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,81
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Pepper White
Editore: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0262731428 ISBN 13: 9780262731423
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a personal story of the educational process at one of the world s great technological universities. Pepper White entered MIT in 1981 and received his master s degree in mechanical engineering in 1984. His account of his experiences, written in diary form, offers insight into graduate school life in general -- including the loneliness and even desperation that can result from the intense pressure to succeed -- and the purposes of engineering education in particular. The first professor White met at MIT told him that it did not really matter what he learned there, but that MIT would teach him how to think. This, then, is the story of how one student learned how to think. There have of course been changes at MIT since 1984, but its essence is still the same. White has added a new preface and concluding chapter to this edition to bring the story of his continuing education up to date. Codice libro della libreria BZV9780262731423

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,20
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Pepper White
Editore: MIT Press Ltd, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0262731428 ISBN 13: 9780262731423
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is a personal story of the educational process at one of the world s great technological universities. Pepper White entered MIT in 1981 and received his master s degree in mechanical engineering in 1984. His account of his experiences, written in diary form, offers insight into graduate school life in general -- including the loneliness and even desperation that can result from the intense pressure to succeed -- and the purposes of engineering education in particular. The first professor White met at MIT told him that it did not really matter what he learned there, but that MIT would teach him how to think. This, then, is the story of how one student learned how to think. There have of course been changes at MIT since 1984, but its essence is still the same. White has added a new preface and concluding chapter to this edition to bring the story of his continuing education up to date. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780262731423

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,34
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

White, Pepper
Editore: The MIT Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 0262731428 ISBN 13: 9780262731423
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The MIT Press, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 0262731428

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,72
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,55
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Pepper White
Editore: MIT Press 2001-12-03, Cambridge, Mass. (2001)
ISBN 10: 0262731428 ISBN 13: 9780262731423
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro MIT Press 2001-12-03, Cambridge, Mass., 2001. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780262731423

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 18,65
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,35
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Pepper White
ISBN 10: 0262731428 ISBN 13: 9780262731423
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. This is a personal story of the educational process at one of the world's great technological universities. Pepper White entered MIT in 1981 and received his master's degree in mechanical .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 328 pages. 0.354. Codice libro della libreria 9780262731423

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 22,34
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Pepper White
Editore: The MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262731428 ISBN 13: 9780262731423
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 3
Da
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The MIT Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 328 pages. This is a personal story of the educational process at one of the worlds great technological universities. Pepper White entered MIT in 1981 and received his masters degree in mechanical engineering in 1984. His account of his experiences, written in diary form, offers insight into graduate school life in general--including the loneliness and even desperation that can result from the intense pressure to succeed--and the purposes of engineering education in particular. The first professor White met at MIT told him that it did not really matter what he learned there, but that MIT would teach him how to think. This, then, is the story of how one student learned how to think. There have of course been changes at MIT since 1984, but its essence is still the same. White has added a new preface and concluding chapter to this edition to bring the story of his continuing education up to date. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780262731423

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,29
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,37
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro