Education on Visualization of Some Complex Physics Problems in Programing Environment

Genc H. H. , Aydın S.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION, vol.24, pp.876-886, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cae.21757
  • Page Numbers: pp.876-886


The realization of effective physics applications is thought as a privileged phenomenon due to the lack of transferring the basic laws of physics to produce products. In addition, the development of some applications depending on theory causes the discussion and questioning of scholars and competences which must be suitable for life. Assessment made with undergraduates and scholars shows that some difficulties are observed on embodiment of some physics problems in engineering and technical sciences. There are a lot of licensed softwares for analyzing the complex physical problems in technical fields. But these programs only help analyze the problems temporarily and they rarely help in long-term conceptualization of solving the problem. For undergraduates, embodiment of physics problems involved with related discipline will help them conceptualize these subjects permanently. For this purpose, some physics problems involved with electronic engineering, which are hardly conceptualized by students, have been selected as a pilot. The effects of temperature and the other parameters on the silicon semiconductor for both the forward and reverse-bias modes of operation curve, obtaining the hysteresis diagram for a control circuit and the visualization of hysteresis curve, the using of Monte Carlo statistically methods in numerical analysis of electromagnetic problems and the visualization of this method, are some selected subjects as a pilot. It is evaluated that besides classical teaching methods, approach will be discussed to help students analyze more complex physical problems if it is used as a methods in applied courses. (C) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.