Level: Intermediate Job Function: Analyst / Scientist / Engineer John Salmon, Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University
JMP offers some exceptional visualization and scripting capabilities to teach students about topics outside of the typical statistical courses. This paper presents 10 tools used in mechanical engineering lectures to help students understand and explore course material from systems dynamics, programming, and numerical methods. The applications include visualizations to assist teaching and provide examples for numerical integration, such as Simpson's Rules, root-finding algorithms, such as the Newton-Raphson method, and methods to solve initial value problems of mechanical systems, such as Euler's method. Additional applications developed using the JMP Scripting Language will be presented and discussed.