ERIC Number: ED116956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Rigor in the Teaching of Mechanics.
Langhaar, Henry L.
This paper is addressed to the importance of maintaining rigor (a strict adherence to certain principles of reasoning) in the teaching of mechanics. The importance of a strict interpretation of mathematical formulae and the necessity of rigorous definitions of time, mass, and force are shown through a series of examples. Implications of this idea are elaborated in sections dealing with the teachings of dynamics and kinematics. (CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented atthe Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering DEducation (Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, June 16-19, 1975)