I think technology is a kind of materialized sum of all previous engineering. And while it is possible (?) to always start everything anew (re-engineer all) it is better to have a set of results to work with to spare on engineering. And to manage/refer those results we have 'technology'.Why isn't it just SEM?
Maybe. In my field a "designer" is not an engineer, but still works for an engineering company. So is that an E or a T job?I think engineers dislike calling computer programming engineering. Including programming and software under the heading Technology gets around that.
I would summarize this by saying that technology is applied engineering, which is applied science, which is applied math. Would you agree?Science: A science involved in studying phenomena or laws of the physical world; a general term of physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and so on.
Technology: The organization of knowledge for practical purposes.
Engineering: The application of mathematics and the physical sciences to the needs of humanity and the development of technology.
Mathematics: An abstract representational system used in the study of numbers, shapes, structure, change and the relationships between these concepts.
Based on these definitions, my take on this would be:
Math gives you an abstract representation to organize your thoughts (ex.: derivatives & integrals). Science uses math to explain the world limitations (ex.: Newton's law or Ohm's law). Engineering uses science to develop methods to work efficiently with our environment (ex.: how to create lift with aerodynamics or methods to build a computer). Technology finds solutions for particular problems (ex.: creating a lighter, stronger, better material for an airplane wing or creating the most efficient use of a computer for geopositioning).
You can also say that everything is applied thinking, but that would make things rather difficult than clear.I would summarize this by saying that technology is applied engineering, which is applied science, which is applied math.
I kind of agree more with @russ_watters and think it's an oversimplification, as the lines between each specialty can be blurry sometimes.I would summarize this by saying that technology is applied engineering, which is applied science, which is applied math. Would you agree?
So you mean the use of any knowledge is therefore Engineering.Science is the all encompassing study of all knowledge (as well as Theory) related to one subject.
Engineering is the practical application of this knowledge in a particular area. It defines the application, usually with measurements and mathematics.