In a lecture at the beginning of this semester, we discussed some examples of disasters and project failures that were caused by "poor"" software engineering practices. In this project your team will investigate one of them in detail.
Prof. Nancy Leveson is a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, and she is well known for her work on system and software safety. She wrote a paper on the Therac-25 radiation therapy machine. The failure of the Therac-25 project was one of the examples we discussed.
Read the paper.
(25 points): Write a report in a file called report.pdf that answers the following questions:
The paper should be at least 3 pages long (you can go up to 4 pages if needed), with 11 pt size, single spacing, and single column. The paper must show a Title, team number, and names of the participating authors at the top of the paper.
Caution: Using other's work as your own, allowing others to use your work as their own, is academic misconduct and is not tolerated. Academic misconduct also includes copying material found in another source, such as an article in a journal or found on the web including the Therac-25 paper you are reading, without proper citations and quotation marks.
Submit the report (report.pdf) through Canvas, just once for each team. Please check to see that the file has actually been submitted, not just uploaded.