Outline of Topics

Virtual labs can be found at Virtual Laboratory.

- Computer tools: Word and Excel

- computer lab - interpretation of temperature and humidity data
- computer lab - reanalysis and presentation of college rankings
- Statistics, sampling, and estimation

- lecture

- virtual lab - estimation of
how many trees there are
in a given area

- virtual lab - determination of the topology of a hidden surface
- Spaghetti Bridge project

- lecture - properties of materials

- lab - determination of tensile, buckling, and bending strength of spaghetti

- lecture - principles of statics, forces in equilibrium

- lab - design and construction of spaghetti trusses to meet load criteria

- virtual lab - design of a spaghetti truss
bridge to hold maximum load

- project - construction of a spaghetti bridge (multi-day project)

- spaghetti bridge load contest conducted in public at the Maryland Science Center
- Chemical processes, density instabilities

- lecture - principles of diffusion and instability

- virtual lab - diffusion processes

- virtual lab - examination of instability
of multilayer fluids

- lab - paper chromatography, salt fingering, distillation
- Written communication: A Better Mousetrap?

- lab - design a cardboard mousetrap, create construction plans for building
it

- lab - build a cardboard mousetrap based on construction plans
- Modeling and scaling

- lecture - principles of scaling and dimensional analysis
- Robotics

- lecture - introduction to robotics

- virtual lab - control of a two segment robotic arm
- Logic and circuits

- lecture - introduction to boolean logic

- virtual lab - creation of complex circuits
from primitive logic elements

- lecture - introduction to circuits using TTL chips

- lab - construction of a TTL circuit to guide a robot
- Remote measurement and error analysis

- lecture - calculus of errors and the total differential

- lab - estimation of the distance between two unreachable points

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Dept. Chemical Engineering

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