Lect 5 problem solving and numbers

Lect 5 problem solving and numbers

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Unformatted text preview: Problem Solving & Numbers Engineering Problem Solving (Ch. 3) SI System of Units (Ch. 13) Unit Conversions (Ch. 14) Engineers are Problem Solvers Scientists study what nature has created. s Engineers create from nature what did not Engineers exist before. exist s s Practice is regarded as best way to develop Practice problem-solving skills. problem-solving Problem Solving Experts (Table 3.1) Understand problem requirements. s Break problem into pieces.** s Understand problem before starting. s Work logically and carefully. s Have a feel for the correct order magnitude of Have answers. answers. s Understand differences between important Understand and unimportant issues. and s Reductionism s Ability to logically break down problem into Ability pieces. pieces. x Manageable chunks of work x Effectively use teams x Develop and utilize expertise Synthesis follows reduction. s Examples… s Problem Solving Strategies (Table 3.3) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Read the problem Explore it Select a strategy Solve Look back (Krulik and Rudnick, 1 of 5 strategies given) 1. Rea...
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