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ERIC Number: EJ1031918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Integrating Numerical Computation into the Modeling Instruction Curriculum
Caballero, Marcos D.; Burk, John B.; Aiken, John M.; Thoms, Brian D.; Douglas, Scott S.; Scanlon, Erin M.; Schatz, Michael F.
Physics Teacher, v52 n1 p38-41 Jan 2014
Numerical computation (the use of a computer to solve, simulate, or visualize a physical problem) has fundamentally changed the way scientific research is done. Systems that are too difficult to solve in closed form are probed using computation. Experiments that are impossible to perform in the laboratory are studied numerically. Consequently, in modern science and engineering, computation is widely considered to be as important as theory and experiment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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