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Mathematical Foundations of System Safety Engineering

A Road Map for the Future

Authors: Zito, Richard R

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  • Explains systematic mathematical procedures for detecting and correcting latent system flaws
  • Positions system safety engineering (SSE) as an early design-phase function rather than an afterthought
  • Treats the SSE process as a science rather than an art
  • Reinforces concepts presented with end-of-chapter problems
  • Introduces a perspective of “certainty” to SSE
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About this Textbook

This graduate-level textbook elucidates low-risk and fail-safe systems in mathematical detail.  It addresses, in particular, problems where mission-critical performance is paramount, such as in aircraft, missiles, nuclear reactors and weapons, submarines, and many other types of systems where “failure” can result in overwhelming loss of life and property. The book is divided into four parts: Fundamentals, Electronics, Software, and Dangerous Goods. The first part on Fundamentals addresses general concepts of system safety engineering that are applicable to any type of system.  The second part, Electronics, addresses the detection and correction of electronic hazards.  In particular, the Bent Pin Problem, Sneak Circuit Problem, and related electrical problems are discussed with mathematical precision.  The third part on Software addresses predicting software failure rates as well as detecting and correcting deep software logical flaws (called defects).  The fourth part on Dangerous Goods presents solutions to three typical industrial chemical problems faced by the system safety engineer during the design, storage, and disposal phases of a dangerous goods’ life cycle.
 

About the authors

Richard R. Zito received his doctorate in physics from the University of Arizona.  He is the author of over 100 articles, the inventor on 14 patents, and has been awarded four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards.  In addition to system safety engineering, Dr. Zito's research interests include industrial micro-contamination control, optics, thin films, electronics and computer science, isotope geology, geophysics, planetary geology, space science, astronomy, spacecraft propulsion systems, and chemistry.  Dr. Zito is presently the manager of Richard R. Zito LLC, a research company in Tucson, Arizona.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26241-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26240-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Foundations of System Safety Engineering
Book Subtitle
A Road Map for the Future
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26241-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26241-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26240-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 347
Number of Illustrations
109 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
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