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ERIC Number: EJ849958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Newton's Laws, Euler's Laws and the Speed of Light
Whitaker, Stephen
Chemical Engineering Education, v43 n2 p96-103 Spr 2009
Chemical engineering students begin their studies of mechanics in a department of physics where they are introduced to the mechanics of Newton. The approach presented by physicists differs in both perspective and substance from that encountered in chemical engineering courses where Euler's laws provide the foundation for studies of fluid and solid mechanics. Rather than ignore this difference, chemical engineering faculty should address it in a straightforward manner and connect the perspective of physicists with that of chemical engineers. This paper provides one way to make that connection.
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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