TAMU/NSF Engineering Core Curriculum Course 4: Conservation Principles for Continuous Media
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In summary, course 4 plays an important role in conveying a complete picture of engineering by applying the laws and concepts (introduced in course 1) and the properties of matter (introduced in course 2) to continuous media. These foundational concepts provide a bridge to the mathematical and notational complexities of differential-scale systems and make the material of this course a natural progression from the previous courses. The emphasis of the course is on the physical laws and how they are represented for continuous media. In this spirit, numerical computer software is of great advantage to facilitate solutions to the models. Applications to the areas of heat transfer, elasticity (solid mechanics), and fluid mechanics provide the students with traditional topical knowledge.
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Glover, C. J., & Jones, H. L.