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ERIC Number: ED118437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 21
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Teaching Fluid Mechanics to the Beginning Graduate Student--An Objective-Oriented Approach.
Liu, Henry
A premature embarkation in specialized areas of fluid mechanics by the beginning graduate student, without having first thoroughly learned the basics, leads to learning difficulties and destroys zeal for learning. To avoid these problems, many schools in the U.S. offer beginning graduate courses in fluid mechanics (BGCFM). Because the success or failure of BGCFM has a profound effect on the students' subsequent learning, these courses must be planned according to specified objectives. The following include the goals of BGCFM: (1) review basic concepts; (2) introduce new concepts; (3) survey entire field; (4) learn state-of-the-art; and (5) study necessary math. At the University of Missouri-Columbia, these goals are accomplished in a series of two courses: Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (I) and Hydrodynamics (II). Course I is devoted to the first two goals and Course II to the last three. The specific objectives of Course I and Course II are given. The objective-oriented instruciton described involves (1) the writing of a list of goals and objectives of the course, (2) distribution of the list to students, (3) conventional teaching, and (4) reevaluation of the list at least once a year. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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