01_Earll Murman

01_Earll Murman - WELCOME TO 16.621/622 (and some comments...

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1 WELCOME TO 16.621 /622 (and some comments on how to succeed)
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2 Some Questions Team selection process? Project selection process? Advisers can commit to projects Tuesday after 4 pm A Requirement Photos
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3 TODAY’S TOPICS Status check, photo opportunity Course goal and course learning objectives Some comments on the research process The research “catechism” The 16.62x cycle (16.62x Syllabus) Our thoughts on progress and achievement in 16.62x
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4 QUOTES FROM THE SYLLABUS “First and foremost this is your project. You choose the topic and advisor.” “Your responsibility is to define an experimental program, develop a hypothesis, objective statement(s), and success criteria consistent with the definition of the problem” One role of the course staff is to help in this process We will ask for feedback about how well we are doing
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5 GOAL FOR 16.62X The goal of 16.62X is to enable you to master the relevant methods, processes and techniques necessary for c onceiving, d esigning, i mplementing, o perating , and documenting an experimental project that addresses the investigation of a hypothesis
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6 16.62X AND INSTITUTE REQUIREMENTS Institute Laboratory Requirement (satisfied by 622) for conducting an experiment dealing with phenomena of the natural world and testing (assessing) a hypothesis Phase II writing requirement can be satisfied by final 16.621 project proposal (or solely authored 622 report) Grade of B- or better is necessary
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7 LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of the 16.62X cycle you will be able to: Formulate the overall objectives and success criteria for an experimental assessment of a hypothesis about the natural world Develop , as a two-person team, strategy and tactics for design of an experiment and data analysis to achieve these objectives Implement , as a two-person team, the detailed experiment design and data analysis Execute , as a two-person team, an experiment which will successfully assess a defined hypothesis Effectively communicate , orally and in writing, the key aspects of the project, from concept to end goal
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Your 16.62X Journey
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course AERO 16.61 taught by Professor Earlmurman during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

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01_Earll Murman - WELCOME TO 16.621/622 (and some comments...

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