San José State University
Mathematics for Engineering Education
This paper presents author’s experience in teaching a course of Applied Mechanical Engineering Analysis at both undergraduate and graduate levels in two public universities in the U.S. and Canada. This course synergistically integrate the math that students learned in previous years to solve mechanical engineering problems on rigid body dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and mechanical vibrations. Statistics is used to handle quality control of products by mass production. The teaching of the engineering analysis course in his current university covers Junior and Senior year undergraduate students satisfying prerequisite courses in calculus and differential equations, as well as upper division courses of dynamics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. The course covers a 15-week semester and is offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters.