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Title: A Structured Approach to Problem Solving in Statics and Dynamics: Assessment and Evolution PDF
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Creator: Costanzo, Francesco
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: It has been the authors experience that, in spite of even the most careful presentation, students often perceive the solutions to problems in dynamics to be a hodgepodge of techniques and tricks. Interestingly, to address this perception problem, only limited resources can be found in textbooks published during the 50 years since the first editions of Meriam in 1951, Shames in 1959, and Beer and Johnston in 1962 that initiated a complete change in the way engineering mechanics was taught. Specifically, up until two years ago, little could be found in textbooks that one could use to teach a systematic approach to problem solving in Statics and Dynamics. As a result, we wondered why the approach used in more advanced mechanics courses (and often in sophomore-level Strength/Mechanics of Materials) is not used in Statics and Dynamics. This approach is much more structured and it is based on the idea that the equations needed to solve problems derive from three areas: 1. balance laws (e.g., force, moment, momentum, angular momemtum, energy, etc.); 2. constitutive equations (e.g., friction laws, drag laws, etc.); and 3. kinematics or constraints.
LC Classification: Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Machine design and drawing -- Graphic statics applied to machinery
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Mechanical engineering -- Dynamics and vibrations
Mechanical engineering -- Statics
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-05-10 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-14 16:38:22 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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