SVIBOR - Project code: 2-06-425


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Project code: 2-06-425


Main researcher: ESSERT, MARIO (73841)

Type of research: developmental
Duration from: 06/30/92. to 06/30/97.

Papers on project (total): 7
Institution name: Fakultet strojarsva i brodogradnje, Zagreb (120)
Department/Institute: Institut for automation and measurement technik
Address: Ivana Lučića 1
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)1 6111-944 /434; /370
Fax: 385 (0)1 514-535

Summary: The goal of the project is, as stated in the Proposal of May 1st 1992, to upgrade the scientifical/teaching activities at our Faculty of Mechanical eng. and Naval arch., and later other technical colleges. To realize that we need: - to compose and constitute such a laboratory which will promote computer mathematics as a basis for future engineering activities. It has its models in mathematical laboratories of other European universities (ETH Zurich, Mathematisches Institut Heidelberg, Lab fuer Anwendungen Mathematic Essen), utilizing their experiences and methods of work; - to be involved in the TEMPUS project (Trans-European Mobility Scheme for University Studies" which has the same goal: "TEMPUS relates to activities at higher education level"; - to publish related materials (handbooks and student books) for the mathematical programs, the operating systems and the computer mathematics; - to organize continued education and instruction for program packages (for the students, assistants, professors, war veterans, other users); - to realize adequate mathematical programs and laboratory/educational models; - to connect the Laboratory with the similar institutions through the InterNet. The first year of working at this project gives a numerous results: from 350.000 DEM donated equipment (25 HP workstations) to the handbooks, programs and various activities in the computer mathematics in the technical environment. In the second year of the project the many MATLABs courses are hold out. In the may 1995. the Center for the computer mathematics are established. It is proved by the Faculty council. The new programs are composed, and the new projects (based on the new approach of education) with the foreign professors are arranged.

Keywords: computer mathematics, mathematical laboratory, higher education level, technical environment, TEMPUS

Research goals: Although mathematics is the backbone of all technical disciplines, there still doesn't exist a laboratory at our faculty, which would unite them. The goal of the project is to upgarde the mathematical-informatical knowledge of the students and professors at the Faculty of mechanical eng. and naval arch. There is no science develoment without good basement: excelent teaching, good teaching toolboxes, joy. The level of knowledge can be changed only if the teaching and curriculum is efficiently changed. The mathematical laboratory is the place for such changes. The Lab would be served toward development of general programs for solving problems in different technical fields: mechanics, thermodinamics, electrotechnics, hydrodinamics, production engineering and various technologies. It would be an educational location for the student, a place for scientific activities and also a place for guest professors to hold lectures. (We hope that it will be used also for resocialization of war veterans). The following results would be expected: - publishing of several (pedagogicaly) good handbooks for the computer, programs and the computer mathematics; - the computer programs from the various subjects which would be used in the teaching (teaching toolboxes); - the algorithms and computer programs from the various subjects which solve the technical problems on the new way (with publishing in the world known journal, such as the International Journal of Computer Mathematics); - connecting the joung scientist to the common problems (computer-mathematics research). - joining the europen TEMPUS project; - the representative role of mathematical laboratory in the teachin of students, resocialization of war veterans, scientific project;


  1. Name of institution: MATHEMATISCHES INSTITUT
    Type of institution: University/Faculty
    Type of cooperation: Systematic exchange of information
    City: 6900 - Heidelberg, Njemačka

  2. Name of institution: Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH)
    Type of institution: University/Faculty
    Type of cooperation: Occasional exchange of information
    City: CH-8092 - Zurich, Švicarska

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