WIT Press


How To Teach The Fundamental Concepts Of OOP To Engineering Students

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/IMS970301

Volume

15

Pages

7

Published

1997

Size

553 kb

Author(s)

Elkedagmar Heinrich & Hans-Dieter Janetzko

Abstract

We give a short account of our experience with a course "Programming in Mathematica" during which second term students of mechanical engineering make acquaintance with some fundamental concepts of OOP. The first and the last item of a series of examples of growing complexity are shown. Introduction Today it is a generally accepted idea to teach object oriented programming instead of (or additional to) classical programming styles. But it's mostly students of computer science and related studies who really learn these modern concepts of programming, first, because these concepts are rather abstract and students of e.g. mechanical engineering are said not to be able to understand them, let alone to realise such programs. On the other hand usually professors teaching programming to students of engineering are non-specialists

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