By Franklin P. Huddle (auth.), V. D. Fréchette, L. D. Pye, J. S. Reed (eds.)
The convention on rising Priorities in Ceramic Engineer ing and technology, held at Alfred collage, November 4-6, 1974, used to be prepared to supply a foundation for reassessment objectives, systems and outlook. American priorities between convenience, safeguard, nationwide status, defense, comfort and environmental caliber are considerably various from these of a dozen years in the past. financial components have shifted, as exempli fied by means of scarcities in power, mate rials and international meals provides. whilst, calls for for more secure items, fitter paintings ing stipulations and fairer principles of habit are making them selves felt. Governmental, company and purchaser pursuits are all concerned and they're intricately inte rrelated. greater schooling, for its half, must never basically reply correctly to altering pupil angle, itself part of the nationwide scene, yet needs to achieve point of view towards the current and towards alterations of but unknown nature which are anticipated sooner or later. chronic and pointed questions from engineers, managers, and scholars have been a sign to us of well-known challenge to appreciate the recent development of priorities that's almost immediately rising. in accordance with this want, convention papers have been invited from amazing engineers, scientists, and different experts; their willingness to give a contribution from their services and their considering is particularly a lot favored by means of the editors. the 1st 4 chapters of the amount take care of the bigger scene and with the viewpoints of these enthusiastic about it in behalf of presidency, businesses and the professions.
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WACHTMAN, JR. Second, he should be thoroughly trained in a technical specialty and should be able to perform in this area. Later in life he may become a generalist primarily concerned with organizing the work of other men, but he should at least ini tially be able' to do the work himself. Third, he should have at least a qualitative understanding of the range of phenomena setting fundamental limitations on the properties of ceramics. To the extent possible without sacrificing his training to perform adequately in his specialized area he should understand the fundamental physics and chemistry and the influence of materials structure on the practical physical and chemical behavior of ceramic materials.
John B. " To be published in J. Am. Ceram. Soc. ENERGY ECONOMICS AND TECHNOLOGY SOME LIMITATIONS ON THE AVAILABILITY OF ENERGY James S. Kane U. S. Atomic Energy Commission Washington, D. C. 20545 I. INTRODUCTION The title of my talk, "Some Limitations on the Availability of Energy", was modified slightly from "The Availability of Energy", the original title. I first started to draft my talk in terms of resource availability, which I mistakenly thought was what I wanted to speak about. But as I became involved, it was clear to me I had missed the point completely--the availability of energy and the amount of the resource from which it is originally derived are totally different topics.
This striving toward growth is very strongly ingrained in us. And now we must develop similar enthusiasm for conservation, cost reduction 22 THOMAS C. MacAVOY and efficiency. But somehow the "Efficient Society" doesn't have quite the ring to it that the "Achieving Society" did. In many corporations, it is very easy to get aggressive people enthused about developing a new business or a new product. But it takes a good deal of effort and skill to develop a similar enthusiasm for cost reduction. But it must be done!