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Integrating a computer algebra system into an engineering mathematics course


Adair, D and Jaeger, M, Integrating a computer algebra system into an engineering mathematics course, 41st SEFI Conference 2013, 16-20 September 2013, Leuven, Belguim, pp. 1-8. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Engineering Mathematics is usually used to provide underpinning knowledge which is useful and often essential for engineering modules later in an undergraduate engineering degree course. It can be the case however that students perceive a distinct boundary between Engineering Mathematics module(s) and engineering modules by failing to link what is being taught in both. Of course, many engineering examples are usually incorporated into the Engineering Mathematics curriculum using the traditional textbook method, but these examples are often quite restrictive in that they do not reflect "real" engineering problems. One way to break out of this mold is to incorporate computer software into the Engineering Mathematics module(s), so providing students with a more realistic way of how professional engineers tackle problems today, increasing student skills, hopefully increasing their interest and finally breaking down the boundary alluded to above.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:engineering, education, research, engineering, mathematics, computer algebra system, integration
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Jaeger, M (Dr Martin Jaeger)
ID Code:118300
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2017-07-10
Last Modified:2018-03-28

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