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ERIC Number: ED118402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Mathematical Formalities and Engineering Studies.
Paz, Mario
The practice of utilizing mathematics instruction, in which only practical engineering applications and not the pure mathematical proofs are stressed, is questioned. Three cases are presented in which students made erroneous conclusions concerning an engineering topic. In each situation, the student violated a mathematical principle which was not evident to him because his instruction had dwelled only on the practical applications of the formulae. (CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education (Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, June 16-19, 1975)