Table of contents for Design paradigms : case histories of error and judgment in engineering / Henry Petroski.

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1. Introduction
2. Paconius and the pedestal for Apollo: a paradigm of error in conceptual design
3. Vitruvius's Auger and Galileo's Bones: paradigms of limits to size in design
4. Galileo and the marble column: a paradigm of a design change for the worse
5. Galileo's confirmation of a false hypothesis: A paradigm of logical error in design
6. The design and collapse of the Dee Bridge: a paradigm of success masking error
7. The Britannia Tubular Bridge: A paradigm of tunnel vision in design
8. Failure as a source of engineering judgment: John Roebling as a paradigmatic designer
9. The design climate for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge: a paradigm of the selective use of history
10. Historic bridge failures and caveats for future designs
11. Conclusion
References and bibliography

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Engineering design Case studies, System failures (Engineering) Case studies