June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Engineering Physics & Physics
22.110.1 - 22.110.11
A Study of Physics Based Problem Solving Approaches in the Freshmen Engineering Course AbstractFreshman engineering problem solving is an important course for all first year engineeringstudents. Incorporating projects with Physics concepts in the freshmen engineering courses, suchas engineering computation, is one way to build the students confidence in dealing with math andphysics related problems in the Engineering field. To address the concern whether freshmanengineering students can handle projects involving substantial amount of physics is partlyanalyzed in this report.This report will present the outcome of a final project, which involves dealing with physics andmath concepts. About thirty students participated in this study. A simple analysis shows how thestudents performed in this project, which used some in depth physics and math. Moreover, thecomparison of this project with other course requirements such as homework, quizzes and tests ispresented. This preliminary study shows that students who did well in the other requirements ofthe course also performed well in the project that involved math and multi dimensional physics.
Maheswaran, B. (2011, June), A Study of Physics-Based Problem Solving Approaches in the Freshmen Engineering Course Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17392
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