By Tom Lee
“Calculation is the backbone of engineering and software products have evolved to precisely meet the needs of the practitioner. Most of the time this is great news. However, in some cases, overspecialization can potentially limit design flexibility and creativity. An example I like to point to is that of “backsolving,” which is the inverse of the typical formula calculation. What is inherently a slight mathematical variation of a standard calculation problem, some software products cast as a specialized technique requiring additional knowledge.”
Excerpt taken from, “Beyond Backsolving”, Desktop Engineering, April 16, 2006.
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