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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 deFned, although variations will be required for speciFc 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. DeFne 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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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2010 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Chang during the Summer '09 term at 東京国際大学.

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