ERIC Number: ED166044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
COED Transactions, Vol. X, No. 7 & 8, July/August 1978. Bridging Theory and Reality: Analog Simulation as an Aid to Heuristic Understanding.
Marcovitz, Alan B., Ed.
A particularly difficult area for many engineering students is the approximate nature of the relation between models and physical systems. This is notably true when the models consist of differential equations. An approach applied to this problem has been to use analog computers to assist in portraying the output of a model as it is progressively refined. This approach is illustrated using the ballistics problem. A demonstration program is presented. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Analog Computers, Computer Programs, Computer Science, Computers, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Models, Science Education
COED Transactions, ASEE, P.O. Box 308, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC. Computers in Education Div.