Impact of experimental modules on the student learning in a mechanics course

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Visualization and hands on experience play important roles in the learning process. These components are especially useful in applied disciplines such as engineering. Traditionally, the education of mechanics is dominated by mathematics, involving solution of ordinary and partial differential equations and lacks interactive content. Enhancement in the student learning can be achieved if the classroom instructions are complemented with some form of hands on experimentation. Two laboratory courses, one credit hour each, were introduced to supplement the Statics and Mechanics of Materials theory courses, three credit hour each. The students were found to developed a better understanding of the theoretical concepts because of the hands on experience. The observations made in the laboratory courses and the student learning aspects are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation
Pages302-313
Number of pages12
Volume1
StatePublished - 2007
Event22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Sep 17 2007Sep 19 2007

Other

Other22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period9/17/079/19/07

Fingerprint

Mechanics
Students
Ordinary differential equations
Partial differential equations
Visualization
Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

Cite this

Gupta, N. (2007). Impact of experimental modules on the student learning in a mechanics course. In American Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation (Vol. 1, pp. 302-313)

Impact of experimental modules on the student learning in a mechanics course. / Gupta, Nikhil.

American Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation. Vol. 1 2007. p. 302-313.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gupta, N 2007, Impact of experimental modules on the student learning in a mechanics course. in American Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation. vol. 1, pp. 302-313, 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation, Seattle, WA, United States, 9/17/07.
Gupta N. Impact of experimental modules on the student learning in a mechanics course. In American Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation. Vol. 1. 2007. p. 302-313
Gupta, Nikhil. / Impact of experimental modules on the student learning in a mechanics course. American Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation. Vol. 1 2007. pp. 302-313
@inproceedings{d67a9ef701994354969ab1eabe9f46dd,
title = "Impact of experimental modules on the student learning in a mechanics course",
abstract = "Visualization and hands on experience play important roles in the learning process. These components are especially useful in applied disciplines such as engineering. Traditionally, the education of mechanics is dominated by mathematics, involving solution of ordinary and partial differential equations and lacks interactive content. Enhancement in the student learning can be achieved if the classroom instructions are complemented with some form of hands on experimentation. Two laboratory courses, one credit hour each, were introduced to supplement the Statics and Mechanics of Materials theory courses, three credit hour each. The students were found to developed a better understanding of the theoretical concepts because of the hands on experience. The observations made in the laboratory courses and the student learning aspects are presented in this paper.",
author = "Nikhil Gupta",
year = "2007",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "9781604239669",
volume = "1",
pages = "302--313",
booktitle = "American Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Impact of experimental modules on the student learning in a mechanics course

AU - Gupta, Nikhil

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - Visualization and hands on experience play important roles in the learning process. These components are especially useful in applied disciplines such as engineering. Traditionally, the education of mechanics is dominated by mathematics, involving solution of ordinary and partial differential equations and lacks interactive content. Enhancement in the student learning can be achieved if the classroom instructions are complemented with some form of hands on experimentation. Two laboratory courses, one credit hour each, were introduced to supplement the Statics and Mechanics of Materials theory courses, three credit hour each. The students were found to developed a better understanding of the theoretical concepts because of the hands on experience. The observations made in the laboratory courses and the student learning aspects are presented in this paper.

AB - Visualization and hands on experience play important roles in the learning process. These components are especially useful in applied disciplines such as engineering. Traditionally, the education of mechanics is dominated by mathematics, involving solution of ordinary and partial differential equations and lacks interactive content. Enhancement in the student learning can be achieved if the classroom instructions are complemented with some form of hands on experimentation. Two laboratory courses, one credit hour each, were introduced to supplement the Statics and Mechanics of Materials theory courses, three credit hour each. The students were found to developed a better understanding of the theoretical concepts because of the hands on experience. The observations made in the laboratory courses and the student learning aspects are presented in this paper.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84867789698&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84867789698&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84867789698

SN - 9781604239669

VL - 1

SP - 302

EP - 313

BT - American Society for Composites - 22nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2007 - Composites: Enabling a New Era in Civil Aviation

ER -