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Enhanced appreciation of mathematical concepts by Engineering students through simulation and visualisation of differential equations: A model-based design approach - STEM Conference 2018

This session will discuss the potential use of model-based design software to enhance understanding of key mathematical concepts related to differential equations through the use of mathematically-oriented computer-based simulation. 

Differential equations are important to engineers being used to mathematically describe the operation of a wide variety of engineering systems with applications including mechanical electrical and closed-loop control systems. However students often learn the underpinning mathematical concepts in relative isolation and may struggle to contextualise their learning or to apply it in real-world situations.

The current research aims to enable students to confirm their newly gained theoretical knowledge through simulation to develop their ability to model the behaviour of engineering systems and the confidence to use mathematics to solve real-world engineering problems.

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