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Computation across the curriculum: What skills are needed?
written by Marcos D. Caballero
Computation, the use of a computer to solve, simulate, or visualize a physical problem, has revolutionized how physics research is done. Computation is used widely to model systems, to simulate experiments, and to analyze data. Yet, in most undergraduate programs, students have little formal opportunity to engage with computation and, thus, are left to their own to develop their computational expertise. As part of a larger project to study how computation is incorporated in some undergraduate physics programs (and how it might be incorporated further), we convened a mini-conference and conducted a series of interviews with industry professionals, academic faculty, and employed bachelor's graduates who make use of computation in their everyday work. We present preliminary results that speak to how participants developed the requisite skills to do professional computational work and what skills they perceive are necessary to conduct such work.
Physics Education Research Conference 2015
Part of the PER Conference series
College Park, MD: July 29-30, 2015
Pages 79-82
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10.1119/perc.2015.pr.015
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1431776
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01.40.Fk
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PERC 2015, Physics education research, computation, skills
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Caballero, M. (2015, July 29-30). Computation across the curriculum: What skills are needed?. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2015, College Park, MD. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13842&DocID=4260
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Caballero, Marcos D.. "Computation across the curriculum: What skills are needed?." Physics Education Research Conference 2015. College Park, MD: 2015. 79-82 of PER Conference. 18 July 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13842&DocID=4260>.
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