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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
University of South Australia, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the filed of information and education technology.
IJIET 2017 Vol.7(1): 60-65 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.1.842

Promoting the Use of Numerical Computing Tools among Students of Agricultural Engineering

Pau Martí, Elies Fuster-Garcia, Á lvaro Royuela, and José Vicente Turégano
Abstract—This paper presents a didactic methodology for introducing students in the application of numerical computing tools for reference evapotranspiration estimation. Students learn a specific application of this software within their field of future professional competencies. Specifically, the session focuses on the application of these tools for assessing reference evapotranspiration according to two standard non-calibrated methods, as well as on proposing an improved version for the local climatic scenario. Through this specific practical application, students should become aware of the computing possibilities offered by this software in this specific subject in comparison to the time-consuming conventional procedures usually adopted. The lecturer should stress the generalizability of the training acquired by the students for solving specific real problems that they might find in other subjects, as well as in their professional future as agricultural engineers.

Index Terms—Agricultural engineering, computing tools, modeling.

Pau Martíis, Á lvaro Royuela, and José Vicente Turégano are with the Department of Rural and Agrifood Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain (e-mail: paumarpe@hotmail.es, aroyuela@agf.upv.es, jturegan@agf.upv.es).
Elies Fuster-Garcia is with ITACA Institute, Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain (e-mail: elfusgar@itaca.upv.es).

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Cite: Pau Martí, Elies Fuster-Garcia, Á lvaro Royuela, and José Vicente Turégano, "Promoting the Use of Numerical Computing Tools among Students of Agricultural Engineering," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 60-65, 2017.

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