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The word engineering has gone through an evolution or change In definition and meaning which makes it difficult to establish a purpose for engineering which would be satisfactory under all usage. While engineering was originally defined as the art of constructing and managing engineers and machines, today it is more generally considered as the application of Science. Therefore as a first step in establishing a purpose for Agricultural Engineering it is necessary to define engineering in three forms as used in the present day. I. Engineering is the Profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize economically, materials and forces of nature for the progressive well being of mankind.
what purpose agricultural engineering
Downing, C. G. E. 1959. WHAT PURPOSE AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 1(1):2-2.
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