COMPUTER ASSISTANCE IN TEACHING ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS.
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The engineering community is very much aware of the rapid increase of scientific knowledge and technological applications. Because it is impossible to include all the new knowledge and technology in the engineering curriculum, a new look or restructuring of the engineering curriculum is required. A substantial aid in helping the engineering educator restructure the curriculum is the modern computer. Efficient use of modern computers by instructors of engineering mathematics can eliminate much of the unnecessary rote or mechanical manipulation in many of the courses. Many new and unique computer programs will have to be written for each segment of the engineering curriculum. The faculty and students must be able to understand the use of the computer and be able to access these computer programs during normal classroom study. Computer applicability in individual classrooms will allow for the exploration of many more problems of a greater degree of sophistication and complexity than can be currently explored. This broader case of applied problems will afford the engineering student the opportunity to gain a greater depth of understanding and insight into the applications of modern engineering. Author