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1_pdfsam_1 - 4 Implement the computational method 5 Test...

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Section 1 Engineering Problem Solving Engineering often involves applying a consistent, structured approach to the solving of problems. A general problem-solving approach and method can be defined, although variations will be required for specific problems. Problems must be approached methodically, applying an algorithm , or step-by-step procedure by which one arrives at a solution. 1.1 Problem-Solving Process The problem-solving process for a computational problem can be outlined as follows: 1. Define the problem. 2. Create a mathematical model. 3. Develop a computational method for solving the problem.
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Unformatted text preview: 4. Implement the computational method. 5. Test and assess the solution. The boundaries between these steps can be blurred and for speciFc problems one or two of the steps may be more important than others. Nonetheless, having this approach and strategy in mind will help to focus our e±orts as we solve problems 1. Problem Defnition: The Frst steps in problem solving include: • Recognize and deFne the problem precisely by exploring it thoroughly (may be the most difficult step). 1...
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