Industrial management Volume 59

John R. Dunlap

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...He quotes this definition: "Engineering is the science of industrial effort, and the science and art of applying this effort to the welfare of the public." He then goes on to discuss this definition in this manner, which amply shows the confusion of thought which has been in the minds of many men who have attempted to define in the past: In the above definition of engineering, for example, the term "art" is superfluous if by "science" we mean "applied science" since the two terms are synonymous, and as we ust it it is a code of rules for the application of the principles of science, a definition which applies as well to "appHed science." Furthermore, the definition is still further simplified by eliminating the useless reference to the "great sources of power in nature" since "power" or "force" should be understood in reference to all science and the term "great" no longer applied to modern conceptions of engineering problems where the atom, and psychological suggestions play a greater part than tides and winds and waterfalls. Cannot a cooperative effort be initiated on the part of the societies most closely related to industrial management, to undertake the definition of the terms so commonly used in this great movement in such a way that the interpretation will be accepted by all? It would truly be a forward-looking step. Employees Savings Bank Accounts IF THE campaigns to promote thrift are sound, then the owner of a bank book, or the possessor of a savings bank account, should possess some slight qualifications superior to the one who has not yielded to the impulse to save. Or, is not the mam who has a savings bank account likely to be a better and steadier workman...

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