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Fostering a Conceptual Understanding in Undergraduate Materials Education: A Multivariable Animated Spreadsheet Approach

  • Scott A. Sinex (a1) and Joshua B. Halpern (a2)
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We describe how students explore materials science concepts using animated interactive spreadsheets. An engaging pedagogy is created in the classroom using spreadsheets in a way that initially camouflages mathematical complexity, which can later be revealed and taught. Use of off-the-shelf spreadsheet software, including freeware makes these spreadsheets universally available.

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