Interactive computational modelling to improve teaching of physics and mathematics in marine geophysics

Rui Gomes Neves, Maria C. Neves

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Abstract

This study discusses the implementation of a learning sequence with interactive computational modelling activities in the context of introductory marine geophysics university courses. The application of two computer modelling systems, Modellus and Mirone, is considered for the introduction of mathematical physics models of interest in marine geophysics to students having only basic level knowledge of physics and mathematics and no prior knowledge of scientific computation. Modellus is used to compute the theoretical depth of the seafloor predicted using the plate cooling model, while is used to manipulate and display actual bathymetric data in the region of mid-ocean ridges. The combination of both software systems is illustrative and insightful of functionalities suitable to develop other computational modelling activities for marine geophysics as well as for other areas of the geosciences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, ICNAAM 2019
EditorsTheodore E. Simos, Charalambos Tsitouras
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735440258
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2020
EventInternational Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2019, ICNAAM 2019 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 23 Sep 201928 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume2293
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2019, ICNAAM 2019
CountryGreece
CityRhodes
Period23/09/1928/09/19

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