Trial on having Students Acquire Wide Ranging Analytical Skill and Research Attitude in a Short Period After Becoming Senior in University

Michihiko TANAKA
2009 Journal of JSEE  
This paper describes the effectiveness of an advanced pre-graduation work seminar for proceeding to final graduation research by assigning fourth-year students topics based on the history of technology. This seminar aims the development of student's capability for taking actions by their own thought who has no time to commence full scale graduation research because of employment activities. In fiscal 2008, 5 students are provided with advanced instruction how to approach research work in
more » ... arch work in numerical analysis by given a theme of cylindrical mirror anamorphoses. The reason to select anamorphoses as theme is that a cylindrical mirror is easier to arrange for a mirror play. The geometry of cylindrical mirror anamorphoses is not really quite complex, but simple approximation methods have been used to draw images spread out in a circular region around the mirror. Although this method gives images that are a little close to being mathematically correct, it is necessary for the students learning engineering to understand the mirror anamorphoses from a view point of optics. This paper discusses the fundamental mirror optics and perspective drawing technique, and then refers to a further discussion about engineering education of a history of optics toys and computer simulation technique of cylinder mirror anamorphosis.
doi:10.4307/jsee.57.5_44 fatcat:chzvndddyvhwfaljo5x7t6bccm