In complex subjects retention is an issue. Interested students appear to excel in such subjects, but the retention rates for everyone else suffer somewhat. In this paper an example is laid out of how to utilize motion pictures, and specifically the scientific errors therein, to create interesting problems that this author has found helps in student retention of complex engineering material. The example focuses on radiation heat transfer in general, and calculating configuration factors and heat transfer rates in particular. The problem from motion pictures is both interesting and complex enough to engage students in a meaningful experience where engineering tools are utilized.
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Utilizing Motion Pictures in Engineering Education: An Example in Radiation Heat Transfer
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Kobus, CJ. "Utilizing Motion Pictures in Engineering Education: An Example in Radiation Heat Transfer." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1: Heat Transfer in Energy Systems; Theory and Fundamental Research; Aerospace Heat Transfer; Gas Turbine Heat Transfer; Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing and Manufacturing; Heat and Mass Transfer in Biotechnology; Environmental Heat Transfer; Visualization of Heat Transfer; Education and Future Directions in Heat Transfer. Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, USA. July 8–12, 2012. pp. 1113-1115. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2012-58616
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