Use of Symbolic Manipulator Software in Teaching Classical Elasticity
The use of a symbolic manipulator in the graduate level Theory of Elasticity course is presented in this paper. A symbolic manipulator is capable of conducting mathematical procedures (integration, differentiation and solution of equations) which are used in solving elasticity problems. It is shown in this paper that a symbolic manipulator is a powerful tool to solve lengthy and mathematically tedious problems. This is illustrated by three examples which are solved using MACSYMA.
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Computers in Education Journal, v. 4, issue 2, p. 55-59
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Bechel, Vernon T. and Kaw, Autar, "Use of Symbolic Manipulator Software in Teaching Classical Elasticity" (1994). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Publications. 185.