The Mathematical Expertise of Mechanical Engineers – The Case of Mechanism Design

  • Burkhard Alpers
Part of the International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Modelling book series (IPTL)


In this contribution we present the results of a project that investigates themathematical qualifications a mechanical engineer needs for working on practicaltasks in his daily life. In particular, we report on the results concerning a mechanismdesign task where certain machine parts have to be moved in order to realize acutting activity.


Motion Function Driving Torque Author Interview Rough Model Mathematical Expertise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AalenAalenGermany

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