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In Engineering fields, how often do you find yourself being asked to be a "salesperson", and what is your reaction?

I think I know what you mean. The terms "selling" and "salesmanship" are somewhat confusing in this context. Really you just need to be able to explain the situation and the reasons behind it in a ...
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In Engineering fields, how often do you find yourself being asked to be a "salesperson", and what is your reaction?

"Salesmanship" in this context, means "being able to overcome resistance." "Resistance" can take one of two forms. It could be "reasonable" resistance for e.g. economic reasons, whereby the proposed ...
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How can I make a GPS traceable microchip?

Firstly you seem to be under the common misunderstanding that the GPS satellites somehow calculate where a GPS receiver is. They don't. The satellites are transmit only systems (ignoring the command ...
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Heat loss in Optical Fiber

If you increase the length of the fibre, you will get more reasonable results. The losses -in my mind- need to be distributed along the entire length of the fiber . Currently, you seem to model a very ...
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How to integrate 7 segment display with ULN2003?

I am assuming you have a micro controller driving the ULN2003. How about the following sketch. This show how to connect the segments and provide power to the display. Following chart has some ...
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Is there a universally accepted way to refer to choosing a more powerful motor for an application?

Quite sure the word used is "oversized". When you say to an engineer that a motor is oversized for that application (for that pump) the engineer will not think the motor dimensions are too big (and ...
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In Engineering fields, how often do you find yourself being asked to be a "salesperson", and what is your reaction?

I wouldn't be too stuck on the "salesman" term here. Engineering is (supposed to be) a (mostly) rational enterprise (sometimes). So the general approach would be to identify and understand technical ...
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why can't remove the Image frequency using a band-pass filter?

You only know something is an "image frequency" because you know what the signal was like before you sampled it and reduced its bandwidth. Do an experiment, either with real hardware or a computer ...
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Tethered Balloons vs Towers for Wireless Communication

They would be a great hazard to air traffic; The umbilical would be essentially invisible to passing aircraft. In spite of regulations not to fly here or there.
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In Engineering fields, how often do you find yourself being asked to be a "salesperson", and what is your reaction?

I find that often clients are resistant to change (internal or external clients), and even when they agree that technically something sounds/ appears to be a good solution, they do not want to let go ...
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Can strength be expressed in a single value? Can flexibility?

Another way to approach is to determine the properties that influence the specific problem at hand. I'll give an example and you can see if it works for you. Define the problem. Lets assume that you ...
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Describe the magnitude of a force using real-life comparisons instead of numbers

You could get 3 compression springs for your 1/2/3 levels of tip. Very high spring rate for #1, medium for #2 and low for #3, depending on what you need. The limit could be once you fully compress the ...
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How can I make a GPS traceable microchip?

I second Pisda's point, but lets get hypothetical here: RFID and related chip technology already uses a chip that is powered by the radio signal send to it. So in 'theory' you could use that to ...
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In Engineering fields, how often do you find yourself being asked to be a "salesperson", and what is your reaction?

As once engineering career evolves it is important to develop soft skills. Good communication skills will help persuade peers to accept once point of view. A presentation with extensive engineering ...
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In Engineering fields, how often do you find yourself being asked to be a "salesperson", and what is your reaction?

In the field of civil engineering, I don't think I've ever had comments on "selling" my ideas. There is certainly scope in my field for people of all levels to make technical suggestions, and those ...
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