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Laumakis, P. J.; Harlow, G. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2002
Analyzes a simple boom structure and assesses its reliability using elementary engineering mechanics. Demonstrates the power and utility of Monte-Carlo simulation by showing that such a simulation can be implemented more readily with results that compare favorably to the theoretical calculations. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Mathematical Applications