# Essays

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Using MATLAB to Enrich Elementary Linear Algebra Course

Sandra Fital-Akelbek, Weber State University

Sandra Fital-Akelbek, Mathematics, Weber State University Linear Algebra has broad applications in various disciplines, for example, in computer graphics, in modeling biological or social systems, or in ...

Scientific Computation and Preparedness for Undergraduate Research

Jeremy Loebach, Saint Olaf College

Jeremy Loebach, Psychology, Saint Olaf College As a Cognitive Neuroscientist, I teach a number of lab courses in which students design and conduct empirical studies, and analyze, interpret and display the data. ...

Incorporating MATLAB in Applied Mathematics Courses

Dong Zhou, California State University-Los Angeles

Dong Zhou, Mathematics, California State University-Los Angeles As a researcher in the field of computational mathematics, I believe that numerical computation/simulation is a vital part in solving real world (and ...

Use of Matlab to reinforce concepts of Compton effect

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 ...

Computation for Oceanography and Coastal Science

Ali Reza Payandeh, Louisiana State University

Ali Reza Payandeh, Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, LSU The development and implementation of coastal and ocean numerical models has led to specialized applications in oceanography and coastal sciences. However, ...

The success of implementing a MATLAB project in a Medical Physics course

David Sterling, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

David Sterling, Radiation Oncology, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Implementing computational projects in the classroom has helped my students understand material better and more quickly than they did before ...

Never Too Late: Developing Quantitative Thinking Skills in an Upper-Division Biology Course

Michael Wright, California State University-Sacramento

Michael Wright, Biological Sciences, California State University-Sacramento "I am not a math person" is a common refrain from students in my upper-division Systemic Physiology course. This course draws ...

Students are not unit tests: providing assessment that is fair across students with different types of skills

Benjamin Bratton, Vanderbilt University

Benjamin Bratton, Molecular Biology, Princeton University My main instructional responsibility is in helping teach a course called "Integrated Science Curriculum" a transdisciplinary approach to teaching ...

The programming bump in the night, what are we afraid of?

Jeremy Deans, University of Southern Mississippi

Jeremy Deans, Geography & Geology, University of Southern Mississippi When learning any new skill, there is apprehension. This seems especially true for skills involving mathematics and programming. I tell my ...

Teaching Computational Physics to upper level undergraduates

Ali Tabei, University of Northern Iowa

Seyed Mohiaddeen Ali Tabei, University of Northern Iowa In this course, students learn how to employ computational methods to solve advanced problems in physics and other fields of science. The objective is to ...