Hamming Art Science Engineering


The Art of Doing Science and Engineering by Richard Hamming (Amazon, Goodreads) is an excellent book. It distills a career of scientific research and engineering practice into a series of focused chapters, each with a specific theme.

Some of the examples of views are a little outdated, but this is principally because Hamming did his work in the mid-20th century. While a lot has changed since then, it is testament to his skill and good-opinions that most of what he wrote is still valuable now.

I read the book on my ReMarkable, making highlights as I went. I typed up a subset of what I highlighted below, mainly for my own reference.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30