Matlab based laboratories on the theme of “numerical problem solving for engineers”.
The sample materials (below) were developed for a new module and comprise of a structured set of exercises where students must write code (and perform the associated mathematical analysis) to solve a set of problems (fit a curve to the St Louis arch, investigate how integration can be used to define quantities relating to car-safety, explore the Fibonacci sequence etc).
The materials are not in their final form.
We are currently working to
- revise them (based on how a review of how the students performed last year)
- develop some more basic preparatory material (basics of programming – flowcharts etc.)
- develop online solutions (whereby the student can log in and see a screen capture of how solve the problem)
- implement these changes using Webwork.
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