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This course is centred on the skills related to problem solving. A distinction is made between “exercise solving” and problem solving. The latter requires solving a problem that in part or in its entirety may be new to the student, and unlike exercise solving does not follow a routine methodology. The development of problem solving skills include the correct use of tools which assist in the problem solving process, and also requires the development of strategies to solve problems. The introduction to the course stresses the importance of organizational and time management skills, the basis for success in a variety of endeavours, including problem solving. Students are encouraged to keep a day timer to plan and organize their academic, personal and work related schedules. A term project encourages the student to incorporate the skills acquired in technical writing, mathematics, physics, and technical drawing into the problem solving process.