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Teaching Basic Problem Decomposition and Algorithm Design Skills part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2019:Essays
Mandoye Ndoye, Tuskegee University
Mandoye Ndoye, Electrical and Computer Enngineering, Tuskegee University With the advent of the data science era, there is a great and immediate need for the training of engineers that can use principled methods ...

Subject: Engineering

Importance of MATLAB in engineering part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2019:Essays
Miguel Goni Rodrigo, University of South Florida
Miguel Goni Rodrigo, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida There has been a significant shift in engineering from in-lab experiments and testing to numerical simulations. In order to run such ...

Subject: Engineering

MATLAB is an Effective Tools for Solving Electric Circuit Problems part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2019:Essays
Zekeriya Aliyazicioglu, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Zekeriya Aliyazicioglu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona Last couple of years, I have been focusing to teach low level electric circuit courses using flipped classroom approaches. I have ...

Subject: Engineering

Teaching Quantum Mechanics with MATLAB part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2016:Essays
Paul Kassebaum, MathWorks
Paul Kassebaum, MathWorks - updated February 2021 by Temo Vekua, MathWorks Please refer to the files attached to this SERC submission, which includes formulae and images that could not be included in this text ...

Subject: Physics

Computation in Civil Engineering part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2018:Essays
Julie Fogarty, California State University-Sacramento
Julie Fogarty, California State University-Sacramento Most of the undergraduate civil engineering curriculum is spent doing hand calculations based on theories that lead to closed-form and relatively simple ...

Subject: Engineering

Project Based Learning with MATLAB in Engineering Modeling and Design Course part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2019:Essays
Muhammad Khan, Arkansas Tech University
Muhammad Khan, Arkansas Tech University A primary attribute of engineering education is its focus on preparing future engineers to model and design engineering systems. Understanding of mathematical models, ...

Subject: Engineering

Specifications-Based Grading for Assessing Student Learning part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2018:Essays
Kristi Closser, California State University-Fresno
Kristi Closser, California State University-Fresno What is the difference between a student who receives a 79% in a course and one who gets 80%? At my university, we do not have +/- designations associated with ...

Subject: Chemistry

Use of Matlab to reinforce concepts of Compton effect part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2018:Essays
Eric Ehler, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Eric Ehler, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities I recall on my time as a first year graduate student taking a course on radiologic physics and radiation dosimetry and remember well seeing this equation: (d_e ...

Subject: Physics, Health Sciences

Beginning to incorporate computation and Matlab into my courses part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2016:Essays
Carlye Peterson, Cuesta College
Carlye Dian Peterson, Earth Science, University of California-Davis Beginning to incorporate computation and Matlab into my courses Carlye D. Peterson One of the skills I want my students to be proficient at is ...

Subject: Geoscience

Introducing Numerical Modeling to Undergraduate Geology Majors part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2016:Essays
Gregory Hancock, College of William and Mary
Greg Hancock, Geology, College of William and Mary Although numerical modeling has become a significant tool in the Earth sciences, geology majors are generally not exposed to the process of model construction and ...

Subject: Geoscience