Work in Progress: The Role of Physics in an Engineering Education
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This paper describes a work in progress to redesign the freshman physics course to address the needs of engineering students. Specific ways in which the redesign has been done are (1) synchronizing certain physics labs to illustrate certain concepts that are necessary to carry out engineering projects in the freshman engineering class (2) Redesigning the remaining lab classes to emphasize fundamental concepts of physics using event prediction as opposed to focus on measurements (3) Improved student practices with emphasis on "diagnosis" as will be explained below. © 2006 IEEE.
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Srinivasa, A., & Bassichis, W. H.