Some Applications of Engineering Mathematics in Mechanical Engineering
Zahedi Herman Mawengkang1, Marwan Affandi2, Mahrizal Masri3

1Zahedi Herman Mawengkang, Graduate, School of Mathematics, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.
2Marwan Affandi, Department of Mathematics, Institute Technology Medan, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.
3Mahrizal Masri, Department of Mathematics, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 09 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 1371-1373 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F12400476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Mathematics or particularly engineering or applied mathematics is widely used in mechanical engineering. This paper will discuss some examples of applications of mathematics in mechanical engineering. The applications are those found in real life that is in industry where many mechanical engineers are working. While engineering mathematics is a mandatory subject taught in the mechanical engineering departments, not many students understand it very well. Applications shown in the class tend to be very simple; even many engineering mathematics textbooks do not touch real applications well. Most students who have studied mathematics a lot cannot relate mathematics to other subjects which have a lot of mathematics in their contents. It is hoped that through examples given, mechanical engineering students could appreciate the use of engineering mathematics in real life and be motivated to understand their engineering problems better. It is also expected that mathematics lecturers could be encouraged to find and provide mathematics problems which are more related to engineering fields rather than give examples which are dull and dry.
Keywords: Engineering Mathematics, Applications, Mechanical Engineering.
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Maintenance