Material here is provided for topics that are not discussed in the textbook
but are useful in project work involving system integration.
The material deals primarily with design optimization of systems
and demonstrates how basic concepts developed in the
textbook can be used to develop new models of product
development processes using the optimization paradigm.
Most of the material here has resulted from research
work conducted at the Optimal Design Laboratory at
the University of Michigan and more comprehensive
information can be found in its publications [Optimal