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by jruiz
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Importance of algebra in engineering.
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Importance of algebra in engineering.

I'll second previous posts saying algebra is a (the?) prime knowledge of engineer. Your engineering skills directly links to how fluent you are with algebra (and mainly how easily you can "mentalize" how the variables are linked to their real meaning in the studied system). As others I always keep ...
by jruiz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Importance of algebra in engineering.
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Importance of algebra in engineering.

I had the impression that most engineers were inclined to numerical solutions in the first instance, giving little thought to algebraic aspects Consider the following analogy: what if children were only taught how to use a calculator, but not how to actually add/subtract/multiply, etc.? Do you thin...
by jruiz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Importance of algebra in engineering.
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Importance of algebra in engineering.

Lot's of thoughts in this thread. And all correct that algebra is important to engineering. I'd say math (all branches) are essentially the language of science, and thus since engineering ultimately is based on science, it is essential to speak some level of most, if not all, branches. Thanks. (Wou...
by jruiz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Importance of algebra in engineering.
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Importance of algebra in engineering.

I work in the field of ulta high precision mechatronics, and there both are essential. Algebra and general physical equations are the only way to understand your system and to derive a system architecture. You need know your main parameters, and how they influence the result. You need to understand...
by jruiz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Importance of algebra in engineering.
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Importance of algebra in engineering.

@ezzieyguywuf, @DeepSOIC

Thank you for your comments. It is very enriching to know the point of view of the engineers in this regard.
How good it would be if other engineers were encouraged to give their opinions.
by jruiz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Importance of algebra in engineering.
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Importance of algebra in engineering.

DeepSOIC wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:59 pm
jruiz wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:23 pm
3.- If necessary, how do you obtain critical values ​​of the parameters involved in an engineering project?
If critical, measure, and compare to typicals/specs. In case of doubt, think hard, consider sources of error, remeasure.
Ok. thanks.
by jruiz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Importance of algebra in engineering.
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Importance of algebra in engineering.

1.- When doing engineering work, on a scale of 1 to 100, How much importance would you give to algebraic analysis and how much to numerical calculations? How much importance would you assign to the simulators in your engineering area? As far as engineering goes, most of my engineering is electronic...
by jruiz
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Importance of algebra in engineering.
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Importance of algebra in engineering.

Thank you very much for answering my questions. 1) 95 out of 100: an engineer must be very proficient at algebra. Cool! Very good to know this information. I don’t understand the question about simulators. As far as I know, electrical engineers could use simulators to calculate how power is distribu...
by jruiz
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Importance of algebra in engineering.
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Importance of algebra in engineering.

Greetings. Before making the following query, I would like to apologize if you consider that this type of question should not be asked in this forum. So if you decide that it should be removed, I would understand it perfectly. Concerning some physics notes that I am writing, I would like to know the...
by jruiz
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Feature Request: 3D PDF Exporting to Asymptote format.
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Feature Request: 3D PDF Exporting to Asymptote format.

Hi.
Just wondering if it could be feasible (no to hard to do) to add to FreeCAD the feature of exporting projects to Asymptote (.asy) format.
After that, with LaTeX, it could be get an interactive .pdf file showing the project.
Regards.

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