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ERIC Number: EJ1038704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Class and Homework Problems: The Break-Even Radius of Insulation Computed Using Excel Solver and WolframAlpha
Foley, Greg
Chemical Engineering Education, v48 n3 p185-189 Sum 2014
A problem that illustrates two ways of computing the break-even radius of insulation is outlined. The problem is suitable for students who are taking an introductory module in heat transfer or transport phenomena and who have some previous knowledge of the numerical solution of non- linear algebraic equations. The potential for computer algebra, especially readily available online tools, is discussed in terms of not only their computational value but their pedagogical value as well.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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