ERIC Number: EJ935043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Polymerization Simulator for Introductory Polymer and Material Science Courses
Chirdon, William M.
Chemical Engineering Education, v44 n3 p222-228 Sum 2010
This work describes how molecular simulation of polymerization reactions can be used to enrich introductory polymer or material science courses to give students a deeper understanding of free-radical chain and stepwise growth polymerization reactions. These simulations have proven to be effective media for instruction that do not require material cost, significant preparation time, safety considerations, or laboratory space. The simulators are free for academic instruction or research and are available online.
Descriptors: Plastics, Computer Simulation, Internet, Educational Technology, Introductory Courses, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Education, Science Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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