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1 16.540 CLASS FORMAT AND STRUCTURE 16.540 Notes Spring 2006 E. Greitzer, C. Tan
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2 MESSAGE Active learning (active engagement of students with the material during class) is helpful and useful in the learning process The conduct of the class is built around this idea
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3 OVERALL VIEW OF 16.540 Grad-H subject “Industrial strength fluid mechanics done in a rigorous manner” Strong emphasis on concepts, attributes, features of internal flow Modeling of real flows – Loss generation mechanisms – Unsteady flow – Rotating flow Most of these are topics students have not seen before
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4 OVERALL COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES Development of “physical insight” into the phenomena which characterize internal flow in fluid machinery –N o t j u s t what happened, but why it happened
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5 IMPETUS FOR PEDAGOGY In the past, subject was taught: – From notes, on blackboard (initially) – Using viewgraphs and handouts – Using draft book sections, viewgraphs, and handouts •B o o k ( Internal Flow: Concepts and Applications ) Spring 2004
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9 APPROACH We will emphasize concepts We will not “lecture” We will engage students in defining explicitly what they know and what they don’t We will engage students in helping define their own learning path
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10 STRUCTURE Material will be assigned to be read before class “Concept questions” on material will be assigned before class
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course AERO 16.512 taught by Professor Manuelmartinez-sanchez during the Fall '05 term at MIT.

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