June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
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AbstractIn 2004, the author, an Associate Professor of Mathematics and a truly nontraditional student,started an adventure by going back to school and majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Theauthor, along with his adviser and co-author, describe and relate in this paper some of thepedagogical and curriculum discussions brought about by this adventure. In particular, some ofthe questions that arose during these discussions include questions about when vectors should beintroduced and the reasoning behind why mathematical proofs are taught. Finally, the authorsrelate how teaching styles have changed because of this interaction between the Mathematics andthe Mechanical Engineering Departments.
Allen, M. R., & Wilson, D. A. (2013, June), Making Mathematics Relevant to Engineering Students Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22267
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