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Prof. Collin’s Three Laws of Engineering

“The only three rules an engineer needs to learn and remember”

  1. \( F = ma \)
  2. You can’t push on a rope.
  3. To get the answer, you must first know the answer


Michael P. Collins 1

If I remember anything from my degree it might be the above three laws and the pursuit of elegance in design 2


  1. We were fortunate enough to be the last cohort to take it under Prof. Collins. ↩︎

  2. …and maybe the various types concrete aggregates used in the pantheon ↩︎