The Ohio State University at Marion


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Staying on track with Engineering 1181

Students in Dr. Qudsia's Engineering 1181 course are working on a coding project that replicates the railway system. Train tracks are divided into two parts: an urban area and a rural area. The train runs at a high speed in the rural area while speed is reduced by a motion sensor in the urban area. Students are writing code based on how they read the sensor value. Once the sensor value says it's obstructed, the speed has to reduce. Students are learning to code in MATLAB, a high-performance language for technical computing. Integrating computation, visualization, and programming in an environment where problems and solutions are expressed in familiar mathematical notation.